20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 3 nights
5
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
day
Magnetic Island

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Magnetic Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sydney to Magnetic Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Magnetic Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Magnetic Island in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Noosa Main Beach, explore the activities along Noosa River, and kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Noosa travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Noosa in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Australia Zoo, Kings Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfers Paradise Beach). And it doesn't end there: have fun at South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for gifts at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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