19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lima

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.
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker app .

Lima, Peru to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 15 hour difference. When traveling from Lima in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns travel planning site .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Oxenford and see Warner Bros. Movie World, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in June, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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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

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Wentworth Falls) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum, hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Watson's Bay ©
Watson's Bay
Sydney Harbour National Park ©
Sydney Harbour National Park
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Melbourne

On the 15th (Fri), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and then see the interesting displays at Federation Square.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Block Arcade ©
Block Arcade

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