19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Gladstone
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  8​h
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Katherine
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Washington DC


1
night
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 19th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Washington DC, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Gladstone Maritime Museum, then do a tasting at Gecko Valley Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Awoonga, and finally take some stellar pictures from Round Hill Lookout. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, let little ones run wild at East Shores Water Park, then browse the exhibits of Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, and finally stroll through Reg Tanna Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gladstone online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Gladstone. In July, Gladstone is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Awoonga
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Lake Awoonga ©
Lake Awoonga
Gladstone Maritime Museum ©
Gladstone Maritime Museum

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide tour itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Gladstone to Adelaide with the Route module. Traveling from Gladstone in July, things will get little chillier in Adelaide: highs are around 59°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenelg Beach, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Aldinga Beach, Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Wirra Wirra Vineyards ©
Wirra Wirra Vineyards

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Reddell Beach, kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, then view the masterpieces at The Courthouse Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cable Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Broome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Broome. When traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 29th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Katherine road trip app .

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Katherine, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mossman Gorge and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Get outdoors at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 30th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Katherine to Port Douglas takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Katherine in July: highs in Port Douglas hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Cairns

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 2nd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Crystal Cascades
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

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