20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

York
train + Fly:  27​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  22​h 15​min
York

4
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 is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planner .

York, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from York to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from York in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Indian Head and then don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas itinerary builder site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Port Douglas by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 11 hours. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

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Safaris

3
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
On the 20th (Sat), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then stroll through Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
days
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

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Royal Botanic Gardens
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Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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