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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandridge Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Melbourne are much hotter (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, North Head Sanctuary
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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.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and browse the different shops at Marina Mirage.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast driving holiday planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Horses in Port (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Freshwater Station.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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