20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gravesend
Drive + Fly:  29​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  35​h
End: Gravesend

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Shop till you drop at Cairns Art Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip tool .

San Francisco, USA to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Cairns is 18 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 88°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge Centre and Coffee Works Port Douglas. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Photography Tours

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.
Do your shopping at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Walking Track, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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 Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip site .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and The Neck. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Farm Gate Market and Salamanca Arts Centre. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take a stroll through North Hobart, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Neck, Richmond Gaol, Seven Mile Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
The Neck ©
The Neck
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

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