20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Sydney — 5 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes White Rabbit Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales and tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Point Park, Sydney Middle Harbour.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Venezuela, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Cairns on the 11th (Tue).
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Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Marine Discoveries. On the 11th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Marine Discoveries. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns route builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Uluru Camel Tours as well as Valley of the Winds. On the 14th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art Uluru and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then surround yourself with nature on Uluru Camel Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added Federation Square, Royal Exhibition Building, Fitzroy Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and Wesley Church Melbourne. Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Canberra.
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Canberra — 3 nights

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Floriade and Lake Burley Griffin. Appreciate the collections at Australian War Memorial and National Portrait Gallery. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, explore the galleries of National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Ginninderra Village.

Plan my trip to Canberra with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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