20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
6
Hervey Bay
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. On the next day, shop like a local with Broome Gallery, then stop by The Sandalwood Gallery Broome, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, and finally make a trip to Gantheaume Point.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Broome route site .

Sydney to Broome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Broome. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Broome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, and shop like a local with Jahroc Galleries.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Broome to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Cowaramup, Boranup, McLeod Creek Wines
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Helicopter Tours
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Botanical Gardens and Muddy's Playground. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns online travel planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Cairns to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Paronella Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Coffee Works. Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
day
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 14th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hervey Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, Hervey Bay is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Pier ©
The Pier

3
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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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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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