20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mandurah Cruises and Adventure World Perth Australia. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (The Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle Markets, & more), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia, don't miss a visit to St Patrick's Basilica, and pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary maker app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in December, things will get much hotter in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah Cruises, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Penguin Island
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip maker app .

You can fly from Perth to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online attractions planner .

Fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alice Springs in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenolan Caves and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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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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