20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Noosa North Shore
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Santiago

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Santiago, Chile to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 14 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Noosa North Shore.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Sugarworld Waterpark
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark

1
night
Noosa North Shore

Noosa North Shore ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): try to win big at Noosa Horses.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa North Shore online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Noosa North Shore. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa North Shore

Casinos Fun & Games Tours
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Noosa Horses ©
Noosa Horses

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek will thrill your kids.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Noosa North Shore to Fraser Island. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cool off at WetSide Water Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

Make your Sydney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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