20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly + shuttle:  28​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 1 day
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
6
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
7
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
8
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Oslo


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planner .

Oslo, Norway to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): go for a walk through Castle Hill, identify plant and animal life at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, and then kick back and relax at The Strand. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary and then hike along Alligator Falls Track.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Townsville vacation builder app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, daytime highs in Townsville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, Alligator Falls Track
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park ©
Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs travel route builder website .

You can fly from Townsville to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Townsville in August since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney online day trip planner .

Fly from Alice Springs to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Alice Springs in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Mait's Rest and London Bridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and make a trip to The Grotto.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell trip app .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

1
night
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 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Broome takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Broome due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Broome are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Shothole Canyon, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Exmouth online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Broome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Exmouth: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

2
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jewel Cave. Step off the beaten path and head to Mammoth Cave and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Ngilgi Cave in Yallingup--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Jewel Cave, Ngilgi Cave, McLeod Creek Wines, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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