19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+3
bus + foot + tram + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Fort Lauderdale


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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Featherdale Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Sydney Fish Market, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus, tram, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Sydney. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Do your shopping at The Nook and OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leura: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along The Giant Stairway, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Ball's Pyramid will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planning site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Clifford's Honey Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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