19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
7
Manly
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cardiff


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1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary builder site .

Cardiff, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Cardiff in November, you will find days in Melbourne are warmer (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Frankston Beach, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool road trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Warrnambool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Sun), hike along Great Ocean Walk, hike along Mait's Rest, and then get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

1
night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

1
day
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 3rd (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Katoomba. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach. Keep things going the next day: hike along Manly Scenic Walkway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

2
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Norwegian Church in Sydney, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

Plan trip to Manly with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Manly is very close to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Manly are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then don't miss a visit to Uluru. On the next day, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manly in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
day
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 11th (Wed), trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation visit planning app .

Getting from Alice Springs to Cape Tribulation by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Tribulation: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Horseback Riding Tours
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cairns vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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River Rafting & Tubing
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Balloon Rides

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