20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brasilia

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Appreciate the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and examine the collection at National Sports Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning website .

Brasilia, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Brasilia to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Brasilia - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Walkatjara Art and Kuniya Walk. Visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kata Tjuta will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Des Spencer Galleries and Coffee Works Port Douglas. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas visit planner .

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. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Port Douglas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Village Gallery in Palm Cove (about 36 minutes away).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online tour planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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