21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Melbourne

6
days
Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Paronella Park, Mossman Gorge
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

5
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Byron Walking Track and Dreamworld. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Byron Bay--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Gold Coast at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Federation Square. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Daylesford to see Stony Creek Gallery about 1h 45 min away. Dedicate the 6th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 4th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Daylesford
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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