20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Cairns
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Hamilton Island
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Airlie Beach
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Brisbane
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Sydney
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Melbourne

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fitzroy Gardens, The Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours, and other attractions. Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

Miami, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Melbourne is 15 hours. When traveling from Miami in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Cairns

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade Boardwalk. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): head outdoors with Jetryder, then take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in April: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 28th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in April, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Sydney

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.
Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: highs in Sydney hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.