20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Perth


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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns journey planner.

Perth to Cairns is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in April, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Moffat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Family-friendly places like Manly Beach and Muogamarra Nature Reserve will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, let the kids burn off some steam at Cremorne Reserve, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, stroll through Adelaide Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach and then kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach, Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Semaphore Beach ©
Semaphore Beach

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