20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Bathurst
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Armidale
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Tilba Tilba
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Melbourne


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Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John, then examine the collection at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, then examine the collection at National Motor Racing Museum, and finally make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

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Melbourne to Bathurst is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in August since evenings lows in Bathurst dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Armidale.

Things to do in Bathurst

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of New England Regional Art Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wollomombi Falls, then cruise along Waterfall Way, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral.

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

Drive from Bathurst to Armidale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Armidale

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Australian Standing Stones
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Saumarez Homestead ©
Saumarez Homestead
Wollomombi Falls ©
Wollomombi Falls
New England Regional Art Museum ©
New England Regional Art Museum

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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 16th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Armidale to Brisbane with the Route module. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip builder tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Australia Zoo
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then get great views at Mutton Bird Island Lookout, then get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and finally don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the history behind The Big Banana Fun Park and then learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Coffs Harbour in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Two Tails Wines
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning website .

Fly from Coffs Harbour to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tilba Tilba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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Tilba Tilba

Tilba Tilba ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mogo Zoo, then look for gifts at Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba, and then don't miss a visit to Central Tilba Historic Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tilba Tilba trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Sydney to Tilba Tilba in 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Tilba Tilba hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tilba Tilba

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mogo Zoo, Central Tilba Historic Village, Blue Pool
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Central Tilba Historic Village ©
Central Tilba Historic Village