20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 1 day
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  17​h 45​min
6
Bondi
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Randwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Shelly Beach. On the next day, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Laguna.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

2
nights
Laguna

Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hunter Valley Zoo, then identify plant and animal life at Morisset Picnic Area, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Laguna trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Laguna in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Laguna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Laguna

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Nulkaba, Morisset Picnic Area, Zipline, The Vintage Golf Club, Mount View Estate Winery
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Zipline
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Morisset Picnic Area ©
Morisset Picnic Area

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Escape the urban bustle at Coogee Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Sydney further: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney visit planning site .

Drive from Laguna to Sydney in 2 hours. You will leave for Fraser Island on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, then pause for some photo ops at Black Sunday monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroubra Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bondi travel planning site .

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Bondi with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in January: highs in Bondi hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waverley, Maroubra Beach, Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Maroubra Beach ©
Maroubra Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

2
nights
Randwick

Randwick ©
Clovelly Bowling and _Recreation Club Ltd. has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Mon), get great views at Bald Hill Lookout and then don't miss a visit to Sea Cliff Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): meet the residents at Symbio Wildlife Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wattamolla Beach, and then perfect your strike at Clovelly Bowling and _Recreation Club Ltd..

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Randwick travel itinerary planner .

Randwick is just a short distance from Bondi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Randwick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sea Cliff Bridge, Symbio Wildlife Park, Wattamolla Beach, Figure 8 Pools, Bald Hill Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Wattamolla Beach ©
Wattamolla Beach
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Sea Cliff Bridge ©
Sea Cliff Bridge

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