20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h
7
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website .

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Perth itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Perth takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru to Perth. In October in Perth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay and then stroll through Friendly Beaches.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oysters
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

2
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Sydney takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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