19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + shuttle:  18​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Des Spencer Galleries. Get outdoors at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Lord Howe Island Golf Club. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks 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

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.
Visiting Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney holiday builder site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Shrine of Remembrance and The Johnston Collection will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Walkatjara Art and Uluru Hiking Path. Kuniya Walk and Uluru are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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