20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and finally stroll through Manly Beach. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from London in February, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Aldinga Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Deep Creek Conservation Park and Adelaide Central Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Riesling Trail (in Clare), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and McLaren Vale III Associates (in McLaren Vale). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, stroll through Monarto Zoo, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Urimbirra Wildlife Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, McLaren Vale III Associates, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Riesling Trail, Horseshoe Bay
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atherton Tablelands and Josephine Falls. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Gallo DairyLand. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Birdworld Kuranda, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Safaris

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Nepean National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Point Nepean National Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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