21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Mossman
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Bloomfield
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

3
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Tyler's Vineyard and Fig Tree Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Caversham Wildlife Park and Scarborough Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Perth to Herne Hill to see Talijancich Wines about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Millendon, Scarborough Beach, Talijancich Wines, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

1
day
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Parakeet Bay, steep yourself in history at Oliver Hill Battery, and then kick back and relax at Salmon Bay.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island holiday maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Rottnest Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Salmon Bay ©
Salmon Bay
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Oliver Hill Battery ©
Oliver Hill Battery

2
days
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Rottnest Island to Alice Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rottnest Island in December, things will get a bit warmer in Alice Springs: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
day
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kings Creek Station.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kings Canyon trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

#Historic Sites
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Wed), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 4 hours. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mossman.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
days
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get some cultural insight at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Janbal Gallery. Explore Mossman's surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mossman holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Mossman. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, you will find days in Mossman are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bloomfield.

Things to do in Mossman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Rex Lookout, Wonga Beach, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
days
Bloomfield

Bloomfield ©
Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomfield: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Cape Trib Farm).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bloomfield travel planner.

You can drive from Mossman to Bloomfield in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bloomfield

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney online tour itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bloomfield to Sydney. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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