20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In January, Sydney is warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin), Dreamworld (in Coomera) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, sample the tasty concoctions at Stone and Wood Brewery, and experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Dreamworld, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Warner Bros. Movie World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and get outside with Jetryder.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Hamilton Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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