20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

5
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour planning app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Residency, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs travel route app .

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for little chillier days in Alice Springs, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder .

Fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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