20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
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Canberra

— 3 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at ANZAC Parade Walk and Namadgi National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and National Gallery of Australia. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mr Spokes Bike Hire.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Canberra using our trip planner.

Indore, India to Canberra is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Indore in June, expect Canberra to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and then browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip tool.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in June, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Sydney

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and The Rocks. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through King Street, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, visit Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Bronte Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Newcastle

— 1 night
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Horseshoe Beach, then steep yourself in history at Nobbys Head, then go for a walk through Bathers Way Coastal Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle tour planning site.

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Gold Coast

— 1 night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropical Fruit World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club and then admire the natural beauty at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planning app.

Getting from Newcastle to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newcastle in June, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through West End. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Brisbane Arcade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albert Street Uniting Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, and finally get your game on at Psychic Twin Featherz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and finally look for gifts at Moonglow Jewellery.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Cairns

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Keep things going the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Trails

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.