19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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.
Global Travel Services has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Global Travel Services. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Global Travel Services ©
Global Travel Services

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunset bar. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Sunset bar, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then make a trip to K'gari.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

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
Sunset bar ©
Sunset bar

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach and then explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beerwah.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ngungun and then meet the residents at Australia Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beerwah travel route planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Beerwah in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. September in Beerwah sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Mount Ngungun
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

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 15th (Sun): get your game on at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can drive from Beerwah to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Tue), try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
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: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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