20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  25 h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Miami, Florida

4
nights
Melbourne

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.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

Miami, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and 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

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
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.
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 ratings, maps, 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 Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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

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

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
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 find photos, reviews, 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 train, 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 Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

1
night
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
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 more things to do, reviews, where to stay, 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 an hour. 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 Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Beach Book Boutique ©
Beach Book Boutique

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. 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
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

4
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.
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 Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Katoomba Cascades
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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