20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Grand Junction
Fly:  31​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  29​h
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  21​h 15​min
3
Broome
— 1 night
Drive:  29​h
4
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  42​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​h
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Grand Junction

1
night
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 4th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Grand Junction, USA to Cairns is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Grand Junction to Cairns, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Junction, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, then learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in June: highs in Darwin hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, then examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral.

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

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Darwin in June since evenings lows in Broome dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral ©
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, then learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, and finally do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Injidup Beach, learn about winemaking at Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Injidup Beach, Redgate Wines, Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre ©
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre

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night
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 15th (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then explore and take pictures at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio capture your imagination. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, with lows around 50°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Manly
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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