19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and St Paul's Cathedral. Shrine of Remembrance and Craft Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of East Melbourne Synagogue, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning website .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 12th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Mornington Peninsula National Park.

Before you visit Cowes, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau Tanunda and Rockford Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood), Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock) and Tanunda (Peter Lehmann Wines & Langmeil Winery). There's more to do: go deep underground at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd and appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Adelaide takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Murray Street Vineyards, Glenelg Beach, National Motor Museum, Henley Beach
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Australian Red Gum Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

Discover how to plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 18.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery and then get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Shopping Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Alice Springs in April, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Sunday Market Port Douglas, Babinda Boulders
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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