20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Sydney

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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. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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Bondi Beach

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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 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
days
Port Douglas

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 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seal Bay Conservation Park and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Kangaroo Island by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Margaret River.

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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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.
Busselton Jetty and Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Giants Cave and do a tasting at Redgate Wines.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River journey builder website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

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Yallingup, Augusta, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Busselton Jetty, Redgate Wines
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Broome Historical Museum and Broome Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Broome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
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