21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Brisbane is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

7
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: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoo and Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra, and engage your brain at Questacon.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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