19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Sydney. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Cove Beach and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Port Douglas to see Four Mile Beach about 1h 15 min away.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hamilton Island to Stanley takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in March: highs in Stanley hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

3
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Gala Estate Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and stroll through Friendly Beaches.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip website .

You can drive from Stanley to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Melshell Oysters
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in Hobart using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Puddleduck Vineyard
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, then steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at East Melbourne Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol and then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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