19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Perth

5
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see human ingenuity at work at Copperlode Dam, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning tool .

Perth to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Cairns is 2 hours. In August, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spas & Wellness
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore hidden gems such as St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and With Sugar. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 20th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catseye Beach and Spas & Wellness.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Spas & Wellness

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Whitehaven Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Bicentennial Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (The Big Mango & Mother Beddock Rock). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bowen, Colour Me Crazy
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Spas & Wellness
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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