20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kasane
Fly:  27​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kasane

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and Ilnam Winery (in Carool). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane tour planning website .

Kasane, Botswana to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kasane to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta Beach, Ilnam Winery, Mooloolaba Beach
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns online trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Strand and Castle Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Billabong Sanctuary and Copperfield Gorge. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Bowling Green Bay National Park. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, and pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Townsville travel route builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Copperfield Gorge, Bowling Green Bay National Park
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Rockfish Catamaran Charters, wander the streets of The Rocks, and contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum.

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Fly from Townsville to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Townsville in February; daily highs in Sydney reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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