19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  30​h
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  37​h
5
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  29​h
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Ottawa

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary maker website .

Ottawa, Canada to Perth is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Ottawa to Perth. In April, Perth is warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
day
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Darwin takes 37 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Darwin is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 30th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Cairns in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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