20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Visiting Cottesloe Beach and Swan River will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Markets in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip site .

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Perth is 2 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Perth: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rundle Mall and Adelaide Oval. Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Shopping
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Do your shopping at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, stop by Miami Marketta, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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