20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mossman
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Frankfurt

3
days
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 Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Munmorah State Conservation Area and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in October, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Munmorah State Conservation Area ©
Munmorah State Conservation Area

2
days
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online visit planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Herberton, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

1
day
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mossman road trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Mossman in 1.5 hours. In October in Mossman, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll set off for Margaret River on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Mossman

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

3
days
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Surfers Point and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Grace Wines and Redgate Wines. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Busselton--about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach and learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mossman to Margaret River with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Redgate Wines
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Redgate Wines ©
Redgate Wines

3
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Broome Historical Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, take in the exciting artwork at Short St Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Broome Gallery, and examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Broome journey maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

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