21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Mallacoota
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, then explore the world behind art at GOMA, and finally admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Brisbane, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Gardens and Mossman Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & With Sugar). Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in August, you will find days in Adelaide are colder (18°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
State Library of Victoria ©
State Library of Victoria

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 16th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat route site .

You can take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mallacoota.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Daylesford, St Augustine's Church
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Spas & Wellness
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

1
night
Mallacoota

Mallacoota ©
Mallacoota is a small town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Genoa Peak Walk, hike along Mallacoota Coastal Walks, and then brush up on your military savvy at WW11 Bunker Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): head outdoors with Mallacoota Wilderness Houseboats, then head off the coast to Gabo Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Gabo Island Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mallacoota road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Ballarat to Mallacoota with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Mallacoota

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Genoa Peak Walk
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Mallacoota Wilderness Houseboats ©
Mallacoota Wilderness Houseboats
Gabo Island Lighthouse ©
Gabo Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 20th (Tue), get curious at Questacon, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Canberra visit planning tool .

You can drive from Mallacoota to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mallacoota in August, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
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Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

3
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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