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 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Longreach
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Boulia
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h
6
Coober Pedy
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
7
Marree
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Broken Hill
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Bendigo
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
14
Alice Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 45​min
15
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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day
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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and then snap pictures at Story Bridge.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Brisbane. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium
Story Bridge ©
Story Bridge

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night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
SkyPoint Climb ©
SkyPoint Climb
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and then explore the engaging exhibits at FLOW Visitors Centre.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Rockhampton with the Route module. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, expect nights in Rockhampton to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
FLOW Visitors Centre ©
FLOW Visitors Centre

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Longreach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rockhampton to Longreach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Longreach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boulia.

Things to do in Longreach

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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1
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Boulia

Boulia ©
Boulia is a remote outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Stonehouse Museum.

Plan trip to Boulia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Boulia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Boulia

#Museums
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Stonehouse Museum ©
Stonehouse Museum

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Old Timers Mine.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Boulia to Coober Pedy takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marree.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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night
Marree

Marree ©
Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Tom Kruse Museum, then don't miss a visit to Mutonia Sculpture Park, and then take an unorthodox tour of Marree Man.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marree trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Marree takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Marree

#Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Mutonia Sculpture Park ©
Mutonia Sculpture Park
Marree Man ©
Marree Man

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Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Broken Hill trip maker site .

Getting from Marree to Broken Hill by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Broken Hill, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Broken Hill

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Big Lizzie, do a tasting at Cappa Stone Wines, then experience rural life at Orange World, and finally don't miss a visit to Lock 11.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mildura trip planner.

You can fly from Broken Hill to Mildura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Broken Hill in August since evenings lows in Mildura dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mildura

#Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Red Cliffs, Orange World
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Orange World ©
Orange World
Lock 11 ©
Lock 11
Cappa Stone Wines ©
Cappa Stone Wines

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mildura to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mildura, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse, look for gifts at Great Escape Books, putt your heart out at Great Ocean Road Mini Golf, then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, and finally make a trip to Teddy's Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lorne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Nature

Side Trip

Aireys Inlet
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, then browse for treasures at The Mill Markets, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Athletic Club Brewery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat online journey planner .

Getting from Lorne to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Ballarat sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Breweries

Side Trip

Daylesford
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Spas & Wellness
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, then admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Central Deborah Gold Mine, and finally admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bendigo trip tool .

You can drive from Ballarat to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
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Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Central Deborah Gold Mine ©
Central Deborah Gold Mine

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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 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then explore the galleries of Talapi, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online visit planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Alice Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, then make a trip to Breakwall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

Make your Port Macquarie itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Alice Springs to Port Macquarie in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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), trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally see a show at Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

Start your trip to Sydney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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