20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing app .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Blue Mountains 4WD has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock Lookout, see Blue Mountains 4WD, and then head outdoors with Evans Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Wind Eroded Cave, Head underground at Jenolan Caves, and then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Blue Mountains National Park route maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, Blue Mountains National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains 4WD
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Blue Mountains 4WD ©
Blue Mountains 4WD
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 2nd (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Fraser Island. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in August, expect Fraser Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk and then don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Fraser Island in August, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
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.
On the 6th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Whitsunday Islands National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Whitsunday Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Cairns in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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 9th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne holiday app .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in August: highs in Melbourne hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

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