20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Zurich


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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.
Pylon Lookout Climb has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and North Head Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Clovelly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online visit planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Zurich in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, North Head Sanctuary
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Josephine Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Four Mile Beach, & more).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, wander the streets of West End, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane holiday builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
West End ©
West End
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape Byron Walking Track and Lennox Head Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Turners Beach and Broken Head Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina), Yamba (Main Beach Yamba & Yamba Pedal Boats) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, and explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip maker tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Lennox Head, Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Spooky Beach
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Turners Beach ©
Turners Beach

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
White Rabbit Gallery ©
White Rabbit Gallery

3
nights
Blackheath

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Blackheath trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, Blackheath is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Turon National Park, Sublime Point Lookout, The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

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