19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
7
Bendigo
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
8
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Lungkata Walk. The adventure continues: trek along Kuniya Walk, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions app .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs route planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

2
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 20th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, hike along Coastal walk, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then examine the collection at Roto House.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online tour planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Port Macquarie in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in May, plan for much colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 16°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Manly Beach and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning website .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie in May, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, then get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

1
night
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, then examine the collection at Confectionery Capers, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ida Lookout, and finally examine the collection at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Rosalind Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, and finally stroll the grounds of Maldon General Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bendigo trip builder site .

Getting from Hobart to Bendigo by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Maldon, Confectionery Capers, Mount Ida Lookout, Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum
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Highlights from your plan
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park

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nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then explore the galleries of Fine Art Kangaroo Island, then make a trip to George's 40,000 Castle Lights, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Fine Art Kangaroo Island ©
Fine Art Kangaroo Island

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