19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  9​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Adelaide
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h
7
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h
8
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
On the 21st (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Balloon Rides
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, see the interesting displays at Fort Queenscliff Museum, look for gifts at The Food Purveyor, then examine the collection at National Wool Museum, and finally stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Torquay trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Torquay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. 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 Parks

Side Trips

Geelong, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, Fort Queenscliff Museum
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Johanna Beach, look for gifts at Hugs Across The Cosmos, then identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay online route maker .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Johanna Beach, Kennet River Koala Walk, Hugs Across The Cosmos
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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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. On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps and then stroll through Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Beaches
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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), step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool road trip website .

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

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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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): get a taste of the local shopping with North Terrace, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get advice or help at State Library of South Australia, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide holiday planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Adelaide by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°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

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Lincoln National Park. When in Port Lincoln, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Coffin Bay, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Boston Bay Wines, take an in-depth tour of Koppio Smithy Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo and then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online visit planner .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Adelaide. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palm Cove Beach. For shopping fun, head to Daintree Entomological museum or Ngarru Gallery. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

Plan my day in Port Douglas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Adelaide to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Rex Lookout, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree Entomological museum, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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