19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Karumba
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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night
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.
On the 31st (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

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Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then head outdoors with Getaway Girls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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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

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night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Head.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island itinerary planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Tours Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Karumba.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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day
Karumba

Karumba is a town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Karumba road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Karumba in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect Karumba to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Karumba

Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Karumba to Cairns takes 9 hours. Traveling from Karumba in November, things will get slightly colder in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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