20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney vacation builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sydney is 6 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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

7
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. On the 2nd (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 30th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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 3rd (Fri), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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