19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 5 nights

2
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 inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 15 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 13th (Mon), head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, thenlearn about winemaking at Purple Hen Winery, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, and finally explore the galleries of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cowes vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Cowes sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

5
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 Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney route site.

Traveling by flight from Cowes to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cowes in June; daily highs in Sydney reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 20th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, thenhike along The Giant Stairway, and finally get great views at Echo Point Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get great views at The Three Sisters and then stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in June since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

5
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.
Head to Funstuff by Lynda and Cairns Central Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Samurai Gallery Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more). Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and stop by Daintree Naturals Artist Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online route planner.

You can fly from Katoomba to Cairns in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in June, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree Naturals Artist Market
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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