20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 3 nights

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Sydney

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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Miami to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Brisbane

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, don't miss a visit to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
On the 9th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in February, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and then wander the streets of Rundle Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in February, with highs in Adelaide at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Torquay

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Torquay online trip maker.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Torquay in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. February in Torquay sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Melbourne

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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.