20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Budapest

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Cowes (Phillip Island Wildlife Park & Koala Conservation Centre). Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Budapest to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach, Jewish Holocaust Centre
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Old Government House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Caloundra Lighthouses, Chenrezig Institute
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

5
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.
Historic Village Herberton and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Rex Lookout, Trinity Beach, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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