21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  27​h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Birmingham

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Murray Street Vineyards and Kalleske Wines. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Eden Valley (Fernfield Wines & Flaxman Wines), Marananga (Torbreck Wines, Tscharke's Place, & more) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, indulge your taste buds at Domain Day Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Rundle Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide route maker .

Birmingham, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Adelaide is 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in March: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Marananga, Eden Valley, Greenock, God's Hill Wines, Domain Day Cellar Door
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Degraves Street. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

2
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 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Wolston Farmhouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at GOMA and then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Wolston Farmhouse
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wolston Farmhouse ©
Wolston Farmhouse

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday builder .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Four Mile Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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