19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and State Library of Victoria. Dedicate the 24th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 22nd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In October, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Spas & Wellness
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip builder .

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 October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Dreamworld. Venture out of the city with trips to Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Chris Cunningham Park
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
nights
Cairns

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 hidden gems such as Botanical Gardens and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & With Sugar). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns planning website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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