20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  37​h
End: Ocean City

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 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, then view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery, and finally browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Fortress Rock, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Leura Post Office, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leura trip itinerary builder site .

Ocean City, USA to Leura is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ocean City in July; daily highs in Leura reach 64°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Falls Gallery, The National Pass
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Katoomba Antique Centre ©
Katoomba Antique Centre

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Art Gallery of NSW. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leura in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then browse the different shops at Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 56°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 64°F. You will leave for Cairns on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Do your shopping at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market and look for all kinds of wild species at Green Arrow Walk.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Rusty's Market ©
Rusty's Market

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