20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  29​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
2
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Berlin

1
day
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 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island route planning site .

Berlin, Germany to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

1
day
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 28th (Tue), explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, then get great views at Bird Rock Lookout, and then let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Torquay tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Torquay by combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bird Rock Lookout
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bird Rock Lookout ©
Bird Rock Lookout

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and then get outside with Pelican Feeding. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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

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, trek along Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Brisbane in June, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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