19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Customs House. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Wolston Farmhouse, then contemplate the long history of Newstead House, and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wolston Farmhouse ©
Wolston Farmhouse
Newstead House ©
Newstead House

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary app .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, then explore the galleries of Talapi, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Alice Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Perth online travel route planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Perth by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Alice Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Melbourne at 29°C and lows at 15°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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