19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nice
+2
train + foot + Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
End: Nice

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey planner .

Nice, France to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Nice in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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.
On the 9th (Fri), hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Shark Island will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Heart Reef.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Airlie Beach at 33°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Marina Mirage in Main Beach, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, have fun at South Bank Parklands, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder website .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, Brisbane is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Marina Mirage, Moffat Beach, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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