20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  3​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h
2
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adelaide Botanic Garden. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide planning website .

Perth to Adelaide is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Drift On Bliss. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Remarkable Rocks and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shrine of Remembrance, St Paul's Cathedral and South Melbourne Market. On the next day, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
South Melbourne Market ©
South Melbourne Market

7
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 list of things to see and do now includes The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Opera House, Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. You will leave for Brisbane on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. John's Anglican Cathedral, Roma Street Parkland and South Bank Parklands. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Brisbane and Boggo Road Gaol. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Noosa Chocolate Factory. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

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