19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Adelaide driving holiday planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 9 hours. Traveling from Dublin in March, expect Adelaide to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol. Get a sense of the local culture at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Constitution Dock. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire all the interesting features of The Neck, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online travel route planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, The Neck
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in March, you will find days in Canberra are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), wander the streets of The Rocks, view the masterpieces at Jason Ree, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in March, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning app .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Darwin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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