20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Melbourne at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth route planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Perth hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
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 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and get interesting insight from Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Port Douglas. Traveling from Perth in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Port Douglas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 10th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be little chillier, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney online trip maker .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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