19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

19 days in Australia Itinerary

Perth
Fly:  6​h
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
Perth

5
days
Cairns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see human ingenuity at work at Copperlode Dam, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning tool .

Perth to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Cairns is 2 hours. In August, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cairns.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spas & Wellness
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
days
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore hidden gems such as St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and With Sugar. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 20th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Thornton Beach
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Port Douglas.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catseye Beach and Spas & Wellness.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Hamilton Island.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Spas & Wellness

5
days
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Whitehaven Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Bicentennial Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (The Big Mango & Mother Beddock Rock). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bowen, Colour Me Crazy
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Airlie Beach.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Spas & Wellness
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

Similar Plans

20 days in Cairns, Hamilton Island & Sydney SEE PLAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Brisbane & Cairns BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Port Douglas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Brisbane & Cairns BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Australia BY A USER FROM TURKEY February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM DENMARK October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans