19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Townsville
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Cooktown
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  30​h
End: Edinburgh

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nan Tien Temple and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary's Cathedral and Norah Head Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Ebenezer Church (in Ebenezer) and St Francis Xavier's Cathedral (in Wollongong). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Johns Anglican Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary maker .

Edinburgh, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Sydney is 10 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Sydney

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Wollongong, Ebenezer Church, St Johns Anglican Cathedral, Shelly Beach, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at National Trust Heritage Centre, then hike along Castle Hill, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Townsville reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
day
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Cooktown War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, make a trip to Grassy Hill, then take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Finch Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cooktown trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Townsville to Cooktown with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cooktown

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
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Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit planner.

You can drive from Cooktown to Cairns in 4.5 hours. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Whitsunday Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Cairns to Whitsunday Island in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, Whitsunday Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, then stop by Beach Book Boutique, and finally go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then contemplate the long history of Wolston Farmhouse, then take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and finally explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in April since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Wolston Farmhouse ©
Wolston Farmhouse
Newstead House ©
Newstead House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, then visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, New Govardhana Australia
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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