21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Katoomba
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h
8
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Perth visit site .

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 2 hours. In January in Perth, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
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 6th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Adelaide visit app .

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Adelaide, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Migration Museum
Migration Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then stroll through Bellerive Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in January: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

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

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, make a trip to Day FIne Art, then make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, then get great views at Govetts Leap, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Blackheath
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 20th (Sun), tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip builder website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hamilton Island in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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