20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

2
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.
Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire all the interesting features of Captain Cook Highway.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning tool .

Amritsar, India to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amritsar in March: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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