21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Nuriootpa
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
Ayr
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hillsong Church.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cape Town to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Nuriootpa

Nuriootpa ©
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, then do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, and then do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place, and then learn about winemaking at Wolf Blass.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nuriootpa trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Nuriootpa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Nuriootpa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ayr.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Tscharke's Place, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

few
hours
Ayr

Ayr
Ayr is a town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.GeographyAyr is located 88km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12km away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ayr day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nuriootpa to Ayr. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nuriootpa in May: high temperatures in Ayr hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Cairns.

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ayr to Cairns. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, contemplate the long history of Government House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Justice & Police Museum ©
Justice & Police Museum
Government House ©
Government House

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