20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning app.

Doha, Qatar to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Doha in July, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Cairns

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Animal Tracks Safari, trek along Kubara, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwurr Art Site.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.