20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Agnes Water
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Barcelona

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Lost Bear Gallery), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Lithgow (Eskbank House and Museum & Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in June, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lithgow, The National Pass, Rowland Reserve, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall, get engrossed in the history at Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maryborough
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum ©
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©

2
nights
Agnes Water

Agnes Water ©
On the 20th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Joseph Banks Regional Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Agnes Water Museum, then go for a walk through Paperbark Forest Walk, then kick back and relax at Agnes Water Main Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agnes Water journey planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Agnes Water in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Agnes Water are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Seventeen Seventy
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Agnes Water Museum ©
Agnes Water Museum

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Herberton (Herberton Mining Museum & Historic Village Herberton), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Opal Reef, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Agnes Water to Cairns with the Route module. Traveling from Agnes Water in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Herberton, Cape Tribulation, Atherton Tablelands, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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