21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  12​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Rockhampton
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Beijing


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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Beijing, China to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Beijing to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in August, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

9
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockhampton: Koorana Crocodile Farm (in Coowonga), Emu Park (Anzac Plaza Emu Park & Singing Ship) and Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park (in Wycarbah). There's still lots to do: do some two-wheel cruising with Alkoomi Adventure Farm, identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rockhampton trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Rockhampton in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rockhampton, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Emu Park, Koorana Crocodile Farm, East Shores Water Park, Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Alkoomi Adventure Farm ©
Alkoomi Adventure Farm
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Rockhampton to Melbourne in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rockhampton in August, you will find days in Melbourne are cooler (16°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). On the 24th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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