20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Canberra
— 8 nights
End: Canberra

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hyde Park Barracks Museum as well as Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites
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Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Esplanade, contemplate the long history of Maryborough City Hall, then appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue, and finally steep yourself in history at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maryborough, Burrum Heads Beach
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Maryborough City Hall ©
Maryborough City Hall

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
19 Karen Contemporary Artspace ©
19 Karen Contemporary Artspace

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 13th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then admire all the interesting features of The Farm Byron Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Gold Coast in April, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

2
nights
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 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, then contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Federation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo and then see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Byron Bay to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in April, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Warrnambool in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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hours
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Royal Exhibition Building ©
Royal Exhibition Building
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and National Portrait Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Sugar Pine Walk (in Laurel Hill) and Mountain Ash Trails (in Tumbarumba). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Namadgi National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Mugga-Mugga Cottage, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Australian National Botanic Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Canberra. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanyon Drive Cemetery, Mountain Ash Trails, Sugar Pine Walk, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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