21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Milan

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown) and Wolf Blass (in Nuriootpa). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip planning tool .

Milan, Italy to Adelaide is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Adelaide, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Domain Day Cellar Door, God's Hill Wines, Wolf Blass
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Tscharke's Place ©
Tscharke's Place
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Let the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
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 13th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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