20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Train
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Echuca
— 4 nights
Train to Sunbury, Fly to Glasgow

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Brisbane

— 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Giddy and Grace) and Ewen Maddock Dam (in Mooloolah Valley). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and get your game on at Psychic Twin Featherz.

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Edinburgh, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 5 nights
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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, approximately Kingscliff away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

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You can take a train from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the wide array of goods at DUX Collection Sydney, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, then make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Echuca

— 4 nights
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Echuca is known for museums, shopping, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, get curious at TwistED Science, and go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Echuca online trip builder.

Getting from Melbourne to Echuca by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.