19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  25 h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Miami, Florida

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Ocean Road Tours, Australian Treasure Walks - Melbourne Lanes and Arcades and Queen Victoria Market. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Melbourne Gaol and Royal Exhibition Building. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online travel route planner.

Miami, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Melbourne is 15 hours. Traveling from Miami in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Great Ocean Road Tours ©
Great Ocean Road Tours

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), hike along Kuniya Walk, then make a trip to Uluru, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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.
Great Barrier Reef Charters has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, then take a tour by water with Great Barrier Reef Charters, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at With Sugar, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Spas

3
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.
You've now added Esplanade Lagoon Pool to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Annie's at the Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker website.

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Annie's at the Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Whitsunday Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Cairns in April, with lows around 66°F. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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