20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Toronto

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and shop like a local with The Rocks Markets.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in February, with highs in Sydney at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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 9th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and then wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Admirals Arch and Kangaroo Island Spirits. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Head to North Terrace and Harvest the Fleurieufor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Semaphore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide route planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island, Harvest the Fleurieu, Horseshoe Bay
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

6
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Visiting Kirra Beach and Coolangatta Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, stop by You and Bamboo, and take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast vacation builder website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, You and Bamboo, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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