19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Darwin
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks. Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout & Pulpit Rock Lookout). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour and look for all kinds of wild species at Green Point Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Appreciate the collections at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and 1934 Qantas Hangar. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at The Book Shop Darwin, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Darwin in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Darwin are much warmer (88°F), and nights are a bit warmer (70°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Discovery Centre and Dubuji Boardwalk. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Darwin to Cape Tribulation in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Darwin in June, expect Cape Tribulation to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Doongul Aboriginal Art Gallery and then learn more about the world around you at Emu Ridge Gallery. On your second day here, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then get great views at Rex Lookout.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Palm Cove in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Rex Lookout, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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