21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mossman
— 2 nights
Travel:  10​h 30​min
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Melbourne Zoo and then shop like a local with Degraves Street. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blacktown to see Featherdale Wildlife Park about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, and finally wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

2
nights
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at Miallo Japanese Bombing Site. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mossman day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Mossman in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Mossman

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Miallo Japanese Bombing Site
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 2nd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mossman to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Mossman in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 4th (Thu), look for gifts at With Sugar and then look for gifts at Coffee Works. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Coffee Works ©
Coffee Works

3
nights
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.
On the 8th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at GOMA, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in April; daily highs in Brisbane reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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