19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cairns

12
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Palm Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Sydney is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Beirut to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Manly, Palm Beach, Wollongong, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Gardenalia Open Garden
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and then stroll through Nudey Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, then see the interesting displays at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
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Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
night
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, head outdoors with Horses in Port, then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, then look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, and then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker site .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, then explore the engaging exhibits at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and then explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are colder (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

William Ricketts Sanctuary
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

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