20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Rajkot

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Visiting Yellow Water and Nourlangie Rock will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker .

Rajkot, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rajkot to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Trinity Beach in Trinity Beach, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore and take pictures at Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at The Nook, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Odd Mountain, and finally stop by Katoomba Vintage Emporium.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leura day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Leura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: high temperatures in Leura hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Leura in November, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Readings Book Shop, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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