19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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