20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll get in some beach time at Rockingham Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and Old Blythewood. Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Mandurah) and New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery (in New Norcia). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at City Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Perth trip builder site .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Perth is 8 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Perth at 35°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery, Caversham Wildlife Park, Mullaloo Beach, City Beach, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Amaze'n Margaret River, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, then stop by Margaret River Venison Farm, and finally do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, then kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Giants Cave, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Redgate Wines, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Redgate Wines ©
Redgate Wines

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach Recreation Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip app .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cohunu Koala Park, Aviation Heritage Museum, South Beach Recreation Reserve, Point Peron
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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South Beach Recreation Reserve ©
South Beach Recreation Reserve
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Cohunu Koala Park ©
Cohunu Koala Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Attractions like Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours has been added to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. There's more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns journey maker tool .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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