19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Huskisson
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Tilba Tilba
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fraser Avenue Lookout and St. Mary's Cathedral. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Rockingham Beach in Rockingham, approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Lesueur National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and browse the collection at City of Perth Library.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Perth is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Perth. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rockingham Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fraser Avenue Lookout ©
Fraser Avenue Lookout
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Govetts Leap. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch some excitement at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in December: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Huskisson.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Lincoln's Rock, Rick Rutherford's Country, Bilpin Cider Company, Govetts Leap
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Huskisson

Huskisson ©
Huskisson is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, enjoy the sea views from Cape St George Lighthouse, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Huskisson tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Sydney to Huskisson in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Huskisson dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Tilba Tilba.

Things to do in Huskisson

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape St George Lighthouse
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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum ©
Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
Cape St George Lighthouse ©
Cape St George Lighthouse

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night
Tilba Tilba

Tilba Tilba ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at The Spires Nursery, then stop by Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba, then enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Bar Beach (South), and finally get great views at Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tilba Tilba vacation planner.

You can drive from Huskisson to Tilba Tilba in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Huskisson, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tilba Tilba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Tilba Tilba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Narooma
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Safety Bar Beach (South) ©
Safety Bar Beach (South)
Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock ©
Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba ©
Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba

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night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 17th (Tue), do a tasting at Tambo Winery, have some family-friendly fun at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, then take in the views from Cunninghame Arm Footbridge, and finally stroll through Lakes Entrance Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lakes Entrance journey maker app .

You can drive from Tilba Tilba to Lakes Entrance in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lakes Entrance can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cowes.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tambo Winery
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Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach
Cunninghame Arm Footbridge ©
Cunninghame Arm Footbridge
Tambo Winery ©
Tambo Winery

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night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cowes Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cowes tour planning app .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Cowes in 4 hours. December in Cowes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Forrest Caves, Cape Woolamai Beach
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yarra River and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Geelong Adventure Specialists (in Geelong). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Degraves Street, get your game on at Zero Latency, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder site .

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Geelong Adventure Specialists
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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night
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, admire the striking features of Albury Town Hall, then see the interesting displays at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albury trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Albury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Albury are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bonegilla Migrant Experience
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Bonegilla Migrant Experience ©
Bonegilla Migrant Experience

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): have fun and explore at National Capital Exhibition, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the striking features of Australian Academy of Science, and finally hike along ANZAC Parade Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Canberra online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Albury to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Trails
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Australian Academy of Science ©
Australian Academy of Science

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Sydney

Sydney
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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