19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + shuttle:  28​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Vienna

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Des Spencer Galleries and Peter Jarver Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stop by With Sugar, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planner.

Vienna, Austria to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Port Douglas. In March, Port Douglas is much warmer than Vienna - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Kuranda, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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 Port Kembla Beach and Maroubra Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Head Sanctuary and Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Barrenjoey Lighthouse (in Palm Beach), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard, take in the exciting artwork at Mosman Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Bald Hill Lookout.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wollongong, Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard, North Head Sanctuary, Maroubra Beach, Bald Hill Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at 13th Beach and Sorrento Back Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ocean Beach and Rye Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Safety Beach (in Dromana) and Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary (in Barwon Heads). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church.

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

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Barwon Heads, Ocean Beach, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, Safety Beach, Rye Beach
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:
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13th Beach ©
13th Beach
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach
Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church ©

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Visiting Kata Tjuta and Uluru will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Bardedjilidji Walk ©
Bardedjilidji Walk

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