20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
5
Echuca
— 4 nights

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ewen Maddock Dam (in Mooloolah Valley) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Giddy and Grace). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and get your game on at Psychic Twin Featherz.

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Edinburgh, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Ewen Maddock Dam
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

5
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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, approximately Kingscliff away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the wide array of goods at DUX Collection Sydney, thentake in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, thenadmire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 10th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, thenpause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, thenmake a trip to Flinders Street Station, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Echuca is known for museums, shopping, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, get curious at TwistED Science, and go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Echuca online trip builder.

Getting from Melbourne to Echuca by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

GrainCorp Silo Art
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Glenda's Candle Scents ©
Glenda's Candle Scents
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca

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