21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Vienna

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Laneways. We've also included these beaches for you: Half Moon Bay and Sandridge Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Vienna, Austria to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Melbourne. Traveling from Vienna in December, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

4
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.
You've added Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, Blue Mountains Tours, Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and finally learn about winemaking at Dryridge Estate.

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You can drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. January in Blue Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Bilpin, Wentworth Falls Lake, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Dryridge Estate, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall, and finally stroll through Coastal walk. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pilot Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Port Macquarie with the Route module. When traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pilot Beach
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach

4
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and Underart Gallery. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Talapi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

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You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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