19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Red Deer
Fly:  29​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Red Deer

2
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.
Head to Village Gallery and Underart Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions planner .

Red Deer, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In March, Cairns is much warmer than Red Deer - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Head to Orion Springfield Central and Psychic Readings Twin Featherzfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Orion Springfield Central
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Orion Springfield Central ©
Orion Springfield Central

5
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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Fort Denison Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Royal Arcade. Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and shop like a local with The White Room Interiors.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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