Trip feedback? Australia trip

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1. Posted by fmasr (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!


I am planning to do an adventure trip to Australia (20 days) next November we are tow travelers

starting from Melbourn
then driving tow Sydney and stop one night on the road (need a good place to stop on)
after that drive to Brisbane and also stop one night on the road (need a good place to stop on)
then drive to Cairns and stop two nights on the road (need a good place to stop on)
then take a flight to Alice Springs and Uluru
and finally, take a flight to Melbourn

My big concern is this plan good or not
and do you have suggestions


2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1276 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

Methinks your plan is too ambitious for the amount of time you have. Australia is a huge country; and unless you enjoy lots of driving you are unlikely to enjoy your trip as much as if you spent more time at each destination.

A useful tool to research the logisitics is

For example, the Web site indicates a drive from Brisbane to Cairns takes about 22 hours. When I visited a few years ago, I decided to fly from Brisbane to Cairns, from which I visited the Atherton Tablelands, etc. From Cairns, I took public transportation to Port Douglas to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation.

3. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 434 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

Far too ambitious. You are underestimating the distances and driving time by far. Even if you spend the whole day in the car these distances are hardly doable. Also, take into consideration that driving at dusk and at night is not advisable due to wildlife and the high risk of accidents. This will not work. Besides, what for? You will have no time to see anything along the way.