20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Marlo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Lisbon


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2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On the next day, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally get lost in a book at State Library of New South Wales.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Lisbon to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in March, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Photography Tours
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra sightseeing site .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Marlo on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Marlo

Marlo ©
On the 5th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snowy River Marlo and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Tyers State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Marlo tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Canberra to Marlo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Marlo

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Tyers State Park, Buchan Caves
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Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves
Lake Tyers State Park ©
Lake Tyers State Park

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at ArtVo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey maker website .

Drive from Marlo to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

2
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, then admire the sheer force of Fish Falls, then hike along The Pinnacle, and finally stroll through Chatauqua Peak. On your second day here, have fun at Halls Gap swimming Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grampians National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halls Gap online travel route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Halls Gap by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Grampians National Park
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Fish Falls ©
Fish Falls

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Adelaide in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Skydiving
Food Tours

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get great views at Uluru, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Adelaide in March, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Josephine Falls and Historic Village Herberton. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns route website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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