20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
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Gold Coast
— 8 nights
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Canberra
— 5 nights
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Darwin — 5 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Crocosaurus Cove.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Darwin online trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Darwin is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in March since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Gold Coast.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Gold Coast — 8 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Cape Byron Walking Track). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Thu) at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel route planner.

Fly from Darwin to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Gold Coast. Traveling from Darwin in March, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Canberra.
Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
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Canberra — 5 nights

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia, and admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.