20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Stockholm

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 8th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in March, expect Perth to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coffs Harbour: Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk (in Urunga), V-Wall (in Nambucca Heads) and Dorrigo (Dorrigo National Park & Dangar Falls). There's lots more to do: stroll through Diggers beach, kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Coffs Harbour takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Coffs Harbour. When traveling from Perth in March, plan for little chillier days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dorrigo, South West Rocks, Urunga, V-Wall
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Coffee Works, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Coffs Harbour to Port Douglas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Coffs Harbour in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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