20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Australian Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Shopping
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Buxton Contemporary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St, view the masterpieces at Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne route maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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.
On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planning website .

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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