20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Brussels

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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get your game on at Zero Latency, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, browse the collection at State Library of South Australia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, stroll through Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planning website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Alice Springs hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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