20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + bus:  31​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Katherine
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  29​h
End: Geneva

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Smiths Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Geneva, Switzerland to Margaret River is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Cowaramup, Jewel Cave, Surfers Point
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

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.
Visiting Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Katherine Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, and then experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katherine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect Katherine to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jaques Coffee Plantation and Earl Hill. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

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

You can fly from Katherine to Cairns in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in August, expect nights in Cairns to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker site .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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