21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Perth
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
Perth

2
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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Perth visit planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Perth. October in Perth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

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Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Broome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Broome

#Nature, #Parks
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

4
days
Melbourne

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 (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Broome in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

4
days
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Adelaide in October, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
days
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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

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Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
days
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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