20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 1 night
4
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
6
Launceston
— 1 night
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Sports Club, join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, and don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip planner.

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around °C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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 your second day here, browse for treasures at Relove Oxley, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in March, plan for little chillier nights in Brisbane, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

1
night
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.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Alice Springs on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Venture out of the city with trips to Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur (in Taranna), Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

Plan trip to Hobart with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Hobart in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Hobart due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Alice Springs in March, plan for cooler days in Hobart, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, Pooseum, Kingston Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Launceston

Launceston
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Melbourne

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in April, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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