20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey builder

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Jervis Bay
— 1 night
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Central Tilba
— 1 night
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Genoa
— 1 night
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Cowes
— 1 night
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
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Warrnambool
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Tamarama Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take a tour of James Craig Tall Ship, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online travel planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Budapest to Sydney. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Jervis Bay

— 1 night
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Collingwood Beach, and finally hike along White Sands Walk. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Narrawallee Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Conjola National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jervis Bay, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Central Tilba.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Central Tilba

— 1 night
The village of Central Tilba is as beautiful as it is unique.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Central Tilba Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Pool, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camel Rock.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Central Tilba trip builder tool.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Central Tilba by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Jervis Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Central Tilba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Central Tilba

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Genoa

— 1 night
Genoa is a town in Eastern Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. On the 30th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Genoa Peak Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Central Tilba to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. December in Genoa sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Genoa

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Cowes

— 1 night
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cowes trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Cowes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Cowes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Torquay

— 2 nights
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 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lonsdale Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay road trip planning tool.

Drive from Cowes to Torquay in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Apollo Bay

— 1 night
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Warrnambool

— 3 nights
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Foreshore Promenade and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Visiting Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and Thunder point Coastal Reserve will get you outdoors. When in Warrnambool, make a side trip to see The Arch in Port Campbell, approximately Port Campbell away. The adventure continues: test the waters at Deep Blue Hot Springs Warrnambool, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, and admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater.

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Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to St Kilda Pier and Cheap AZ Travel. Explore hidden gems such as Brighton Beach and Capital City Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and admire the masterpieces at ArtVo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder app.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.

Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Wildlife Areas · Islands · Zoos
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.