20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne

— 3 nights

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.
Dedicate the 12th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas visit website.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Cairns

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, stop by The Nook, and get outside with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cairns to Katoomba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Katoomba is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

Sydney

— 4 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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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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.