21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Santiago
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Santiago

1
day
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 8th (Sun), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay travel route site .

Santiago, Chile to Torquay is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 14 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Kids will enjoy Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

4
days
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas & Wellness about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit website .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
days
Port Douglas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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