20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Golden Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Wallerawang
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Melbourne. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Golden Beach.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Golden Beach

Golden Beach
Golden Beach is a small settlement situated on the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland Victoria. To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Golden Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Golden Beach takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toWallerawang.

Things to do in Golden Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
day
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wallace, then steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Park, and then contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wallerawang sightseeing planner.

Drive from Golden Beach to Wallerawang in 10 hours. Traveling from Golden Beach in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wallerawang, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lithgow
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Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Blast Furnace Park ©
Blast Furnace Park

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bellbird Hill Lookout (in Kurrajong Heights). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Wallerawang to Katoomba in an hour. February in Katoomba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Bellbird Hill Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hargraves Lookout
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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 13th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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