20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  36​h
1
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
7
Cape Naturaliste
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  39​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip generator.

Philadelphia, USA to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Lord Howe Island is 15 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Camp Cove. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the thrill of live dance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Uluru. On the next day, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 97°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. November in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Wabby and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On the next day, explore the activities along Eli Creek, then explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Cape Naturaliste

Cape Naturaliste ©
On the 18th (Sat), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meelup Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Naturaliste trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Cape Naturaliste with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Naturaliste

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Meelup Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Wine Tours & Tastings

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