20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Fraser Island
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Old Bar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Goondiwindi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Narrabri
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Beerwah
— 1 night
11
Gold Coast
— 1 night
12
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 10th (Tue), cool off at Mackay Aqua Park and then grab your bike and head to Foreshore Track.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mackay online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Mackay with the Route module. In September in Mackay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Foreshore Track
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Foreshore Track ©
Foreshore Track
Mackay Aqua Park ©
Mackay Aqua Park

1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 11th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 12th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, and then get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Blue Mountains National Park vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Blue Mountains National Park. September in Blue Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kanangra-Boyd National Park
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Anvil Rock Lookout ©
Anvil Rock Lookout

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Old Bar.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

1
night
Old Bar

Old Bar ©
Old Bar is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in Mid-Coast Council. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Saltwater National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Old Bar road trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Old Bar by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Old Bar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Old Bar

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get great views at Mutton Bird Island Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Boambee Creek Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour day trip planning site .

You can drive from Old Bar to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goondiwindi.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Urunga, Boambee Creek Reserve
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Boambee Creek Reserve ©
Boambee Creek Reserve
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk ©
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk

1
day
Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi ©
Goondiwindi is an Australian town of approximately 5,629 people. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and then make a splash at Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Goondiwindi road trip app .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Goondiwindi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Narrabri.

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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1
night
Narrabri

Narrabri
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Mt Kaputar National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Narrabri day trip planning website .

You can drive from Goondiwindi to Narrabri in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Narrabri are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Beerwah.

Things to do in Narrabri

Parks Nature
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1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun and then meet the residents at Australia Zoo.

Make your Beerwah itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Narrabri to Beerwah with the Route module. Traveling from Narrabri in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Beerwah, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mount Ngungun
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Beerwah to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow 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
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip site .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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