19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Churchill Island Marine National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cowes trip builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Cowes, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect Cowes to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, browse the different shops at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, take in the exciting artwork at Greenoaks Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the exciting artwork at Moonah Arts Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, The Sensory Tasmania, Moonah Arts Centre, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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.
Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Billich Gallery. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), explore the galleries of The Art Of Dr Suess Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
For shopping fun, head to Robina Town Shopping Centre or Relove Oxley. Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the galleries of Thomgallery, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Gold Coast in May, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Thomgallery ©
Thomgallery
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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