20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: London

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online route planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much hotter in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Uluru and Lungkata Walk. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey app.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Royal Botanic Gardens and Eureka Skydeck. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, experience the excitement of Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, Lincoln's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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