19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  4​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see Wentworth Falls about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in May, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Safaris, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in May: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gold Coast in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

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

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