19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Kiama (Starfish Education Centre & Kiama Blowhole) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Reserve Bank of Australia Museum.

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Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama, Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and Healesville Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Healesville Sanctuary, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get outside with Simpsons Gap, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and explore the galleries of Talapi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Alice Springs at 40°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coolangatta Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in March, you will find days in Brisbane are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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