19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Mosman
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Coolangatta
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Take a break from the city and head to St. Kilda Beach and Collingwood Children's Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, view the masterpieces at Australian Print Workshop Inc., and look for gifts at Gertrude Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St Kilda itinerary builder.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to St Kilda is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to St Kilda, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St Kilda: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mosman.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fitzroy, Merri Creek Trail, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Merri Creek Trail ©
Merri Creek Trail

2
nights
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): meet the residents at Taronga Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, and then kick back and relax at Shelly Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mosman itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from St Kilda to Mosman takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. In October, Mosman is a bit warmer than St Kilda - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vaucluse House, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

4
nights
Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
You've now added Jet Ski Safaris to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Coolangatta to Main Beach to see Speed Boats Tours about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coolangatta itinerary maker.

Getting from Mosman to Coolangatta by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Coolangatta sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Jet Ski Safaris ©
Jet Ski Safaris
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

7
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.
Visiting Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 26th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation trip planner.

Getting from Coolangatta to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Coolangatta in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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