20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Budapest

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online route planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Budapest to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in February, with highs in Sydney at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in February, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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Traveling by flight from Canberra to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Brisbane in March, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 4th (Mon), head off the coast to Macquarie Island, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cairns to Hobart by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 25°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in March, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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