20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  22​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: San Antonio

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Watersports Guru and Tugun Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and kick back and relax at Rainbow Bay.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast itinerary builder app .

San Antonio, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Antonio to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Watersports Guru, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Currumbin Beach ©
Currumbin Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Popular historic sites such as Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: trek along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

South West Rocks
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online route planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Hobart by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hobart, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., The Neck
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
The Neck ©
The Neck
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
We've included these beaches for you: Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Get some cultural insight at George's 40,000 Castle Lights and Kangaroo Island Gallery. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Parndana Wildlife Park, explore the striking landscape of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, view the masterpieces at Shep's Studio, and see the interesting displays at Hope Cottage.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Hope Cottage ©
Hope Cottage

4
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atherton Tablelands and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Monica's Cathedral and Samurai Gallery Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Etty Bay (in Innisfail) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Cairns by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jaques Coffee Plantation, Etty Bay, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

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