20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Karachi

3
nights
Melbourne

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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Elizabeth Quay, then get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Perth road trip planning site .

Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the next day, get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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