20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Greenwell Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online route builder .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

9
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Muogamarra Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Wentworth Falls
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club, and then look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company. On your second day here, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and then take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba holiday planner.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass, Blackheath Golf Club, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blackheath Golf Club ©
Blackheath Golf Club

2
nights
Greenwell Point

Greenwell Point ©
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenwell Point trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Greenwell Point in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Greenwell Point can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Greenwell Point

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Kiama Harbour
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Kiama Harbour ©
Kiama Harbour
Stockland Shellharbour ©
Stockland Shellharbour

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