20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Sydney is a bit cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Cape Byron Walking Track). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
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.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Village Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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