20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Paragliding (in Jan Juc) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker.

New York City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Ocean Road Paragliding, The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stop by The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then get some thrills on the water with Jetboat Extreme, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jetboat Extreme ©
Jetboat Extreme
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Change things up with a short trip to Daydream Island Living Reef in Daydream Island (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, explore the galleries of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Noosa to Airlie Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Helicopter Tours

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or take a bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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