20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Beach and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Iga Meadowbrook (in Meadowbrook), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Brisbane. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Iga Meadowbrook, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as North Terrace and Carrick Hill are in your itinerary. Visit Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Harvest the Fleurieu (in Mount Compass), Granite Island (in Victor Harbor) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, experience rural life at Beerenberg Farm, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and kick back and relax at Waitpinga Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide vacation app .

Getting from Brisbane to Adelaide by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Adelaide, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Blowhole Beach, Harvest the Fleurieu, Carrickalinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 15th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery, then explore the galleries of Fine Art Kangaroo Island, and finally explore and take pictures at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Bay of Shoals Winery ©
Bay of Shoals Winery
Fine Art Kangaroo Island ©
Fine Art Kangaroo Island

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Bells Beach (in Torquay), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Bells Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Opal Minded, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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