19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation maker

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
5
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
6
Adelaide
— 1 night
7
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
8
Adelaide
— 1 night
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
10
Cairns
— 3 nights

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning site.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Bells Beach, take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, examine the collection at Fort Queenscliff Museum, look for gifts at The Food Purveyor, thensee the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Torquay travel route planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Torquay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Fort Queenscliff Museum, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Johanna Beach, look for gifts at Hugs Across The Cosmos, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, and finally take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Apollo Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kennet River Koala Walk, Hugs Across The Cosmos, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Paradise Picnic Reserve ©
Paradise Picnic Reserve

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps and then stroll through Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, thentake some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, thenadmire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell trip builder.

Getting from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 27th (Fri), head off the coast to Griffiths Island, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, thenkick back and relax at Logan's Beach, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool tour planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Warrnambool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Griffiths Island, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of North Terrace, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenget advice or help at State Library of South Australia, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Adelaide travel route builder app.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Warrnambool to Adelaide. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Lincoln National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Lincoln online day trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Port Lincoln in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Nature Beaches Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo and then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Adelaide tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Port Douglas.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall

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.
Palm Cove Beach has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Entomological museum. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Ngarru Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip website.

You can fly from Adelaide to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wangetti, Daintree Entomological museum, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thendon't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, thenkick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, thenbrush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

Similar Plans

21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Adelaide & Darwin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Adelaide, Kangaroo Island & Melbourne BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, kids Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 33 days in Adelaide, Odessa & Croatia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans