20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Augusta
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): Head underground at Lake Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jewel Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Water wheel. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Augusta itinerary planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Augusta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Food Tours
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome vacation planner .

Getting from Augusta to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral ©
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Overland Track.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Broome to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Broome to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fern Tree.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online travel planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fern Tree
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 12th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. November in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday maker .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alice Springs in November: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Cairns

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.
On the 18th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Popular historic sites such as Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Koala Hospital. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Smoky Cape Lighthouse (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, hike along Coastal walk, and try for a hole-in-one at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie tour builder .

Fly from Cairns to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect Port Macquarie to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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