20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  29 h
End: Miami, Florida

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and visit Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site.

Miami, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Sydney is 15 hours. When traveling from Miami in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

You can plan Port Douglas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 82°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see Off-Road Tours, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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