20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  22​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
St Kilda
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  19​h
End: Dallas

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and finally stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, admire the natural beauty at The Cedars, and then do a tasting at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide driving holiday site .

Dallas, USA to Adelaide is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Adelaide. Traveling from Dallas in March, expect Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park
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The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St Kilda attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to St Kilda in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in St Kilda can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rippon Lea, Scienceworks
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Rippon Lea ©
Rippon Lea

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Trail Bike Adventures and view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from St Kilda in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Janbal Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Mossman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and K'gari.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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