20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Palm Beach and Shelly Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Healesville Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at 13th Beach and Melbourne Zoo. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the activities along Yarra River, and don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Healesville Sanctuary
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 16th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, stroll through Stokes Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

4
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.
Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Henley Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Deep Creek Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), Ingalalla Falls (in Normanville) and Clare (Gleeson Wetlands & Riesling Trail). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clare, Aldinga Beach, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Ingalalla Falls, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

2
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 22nd (Fri), stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, then stroll through Kurrawa Beach, and then putt your heart out at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, relax in the rural setting at Tropical Fruit World, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Caves.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, Tropical Fruit World
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

4
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bulcock Beach and Bee Gees Way. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bee Gees Way
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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