20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online visit planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Adelaide is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Adelaide, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Adelaide reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

4
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 27th (Fri), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Discover how to plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, relax in the rural setting at Myuna Farm, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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