20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  21​h
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
Berlin

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 2nd (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Whipper Snapper Distillery and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Perth is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Perth. In December, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, Caversham Wildlife Park, Bells Rapids Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park

2
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Kangaroo Island takes 7 hours. Traveling from Perth to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Bourke Street Mall. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at The Australian Natural Soap, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Canberra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

5
days
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolatesfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands and then explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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