20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
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.
Let the collections at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Lungkata Walk. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Village Gallery and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Discovery Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Discover how to plan a Port Douglas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cow Bay, Daintree Entomological museum, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and ATTY Gallery. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and view the masterpieces at Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Falls Gallery, stop by Josophan's Fine Chocolate, steep yourself in history at Leura Post Office, then explore the galleries of Gallery One88, then take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Leura holiday maker website .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Leura. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Falls Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the galleries of Drill Hall Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Strathnairn Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra online itinerary planner .

Drive from Leura to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Canberra is a bit cooler than Leura - with highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Scott Leggo Gallery ©
Scott Leggo Gallery

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine, and look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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