20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24 h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Exhibition Building. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas, &more) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, With Sugar, &more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Australiana Cottage Crafts, take in the waterfront at The Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, and finally make a splash at WetSide Water Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Airlie Beach in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
The Pier ©
The Pier

1
night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, explore the activities along Searys Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rainbow Beach trip app.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Highlights from your plan
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake
Searys Creek ©
Searys Creek

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary app.

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Spas

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, walk around Claisebrook Cove, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Perth: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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