19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
train:  22​h
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Litchfield National Park about 1h 20 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Darwin fast, fun, and easy.

Auckland, New Zealand to Darwin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in January, plan for much warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

3
nights
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Darwin in January: highs in Alice Springs hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Alice Springs - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf, about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, make a trip to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, and take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Cedars
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 27th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perth day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in January: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth Zoo, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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