19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 3 nights

2
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.
On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker.

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
On the 4th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and finally stroll around Munro Martin Parklands.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns travel planning site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yurmikmik Walks, and don't miss a visit to Ubirr.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

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

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, stop by The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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