20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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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 + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Shuttle + 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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, visit The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip maker.

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Cape Byron Walking Track). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and cool off at Dreamworld.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow 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
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots 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 make a trip to Block Arcade.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up 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 Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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