20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
2
Wentworth Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ubirr and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
day
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. On the 15th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, look for gifts at The Nook, then look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, and finally look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wentworth Falls travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Wentworth Falls. In August in Wentworth Falls, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Leura, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair
Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Kids will enjoy Coogee Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, stop by Volle Jewellery, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Wentworth Falls to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wentworth Falls in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or The White Room Interiors. Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall.

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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 temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online attractions planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. There's more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary 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. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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