19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Santiago

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Jason Ree. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santiago to Sydney, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Village Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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 16th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Aquinas' Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Clovelly Beach and Shelly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls (about 1h 30 min away). Explore Sydney further: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Prince Albert Statue, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly Beach

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