21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  28​h
1
Byron Bay
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 4th (Wed), trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Thomgallery, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay tour itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Byron Bay is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. In December, Byron Bay is much hotter than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 13th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and take in the pleasant sights at Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Adelaide visit planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, explore the activities along Swan River, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

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You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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