20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  32​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 4th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then explore the stunning scenery at Shothole Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, and finally make a trip to Potshot Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth travel planner.

Manchester, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Exmouth is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: highs in Exmouth hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and finally learn about winemaking at McHenry Hohnen Vintners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, then explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks, and finally look for gifts at Howling Wolves Wines Cellar Door.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River tour itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and finally don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Albany sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albany

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take a stroll through The Rocks, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Sydney takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip site .

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect nights in Alice Springs to be colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, then take in the exciting artwork at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally admire all the interesting features of Katherine Outback Experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Katherine journey maker site .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in June; daily highs in Katherine reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip maker tool .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and finally stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Broome day trip website .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in June since evenings lows in Broome dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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