20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights

4
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To plan Port Douglas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Mooloolaba and see SunJet Simulations, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

SunJet Simulations
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

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