20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + foot + train:  29​h
1
Noosa
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Busselton
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Hastings Street, then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Noosa is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Airlie Beach in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, then get outside with Horses in Port, and then stop by Moonglow Jewellery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Horses in Port ©
Horses in Port

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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hillsong Church. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Cronulla Beach Walk and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cronulla Beach Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Getting from Sydney to Perth by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: highs in Perth hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Food Tours
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
Busselton

With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, and then explore the galleries of Tracie Anderson Ceramics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Wonnerup and then enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Busselton travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Perth to Busselton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Busselton

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Meelup Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Wonnerup ©
Wonnerup

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nights
Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then visit a coastal fixture at Point King Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress.

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You can drive from Busselton to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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