19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Terrigal Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Sydney. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Australian Reptile Park, Terrigal Beach
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel & Four Mile Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, then take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. March in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island vacation planning app .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Maleny Dairies. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Gold Coast) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

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You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of East Melbourne Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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