21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kryal Castle and St Paul's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Gold Museum (in Ballarat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, and contemplate the long history of Cooks' Cottage.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Melbourne. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, Rippon Lea
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Kryal Castle ©
Kryal Castle

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 9th (Tue), head outdoors with The Arch, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then pause for some photo ops at Robert Burns Statue.

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Drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Robert Burns Statue
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Arch ©
The Arch

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, do a tasting at Basalt Wines, then view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then look for gifts at Blarney Books and Art, and finally admire the striking features of Griffiths Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and then view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool travel planner .

Take a bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Beaches, #Trails

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 13th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pilot Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: perfect your strike at Port City Bowling Club and then play a few rounds at Port Macquarie Golf Cub.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Port Macquarie in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pilot Beach, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze

6
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Shelly Beach and Bronte Beach. Visit Nan Tien Temple and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Norah Head Lighthouse, and identify plant and animal life at Munmorah State Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°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

Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach, Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple, Bronte Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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