20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 3 nights

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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.
On the 12th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, walk around Roma Street Parkland, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane route planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
On the 15th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder website.

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. Traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, walk around Anzac Park, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns route planning website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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