19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Elizabeth Bay House and St Phillip's Anglican church. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation builder tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Reptile Centre will get you outdoors. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, learn about all things military at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, and steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

Start your trip to Alice Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Flaxman Wines and Kalleske Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's more to do: do a tasting at Tscharke's Place and steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide travel route planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, expect Adelaide to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Wolf Blass, Seppeltsfield, God's Hill Wines
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip website .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and shop like a local with Sanctuary Markets.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gold Coast, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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