19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
5
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
7
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online travel route planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in November, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Helicopter Tours

1
day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hobart travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Hobart is cooler than Cairns - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

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

Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Lake Cave, explore the striking landscape at Jewel Cave, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River in 11 hours. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, kick back and relax at Little Beach, and then make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albany day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 30th (Fri), engage your brain at Questacon, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then take in panoramic vistas at Telstra Tower. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Canberra trip planning site .

You can fly from Albany to Canberra in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. November in Canberra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey planner.

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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