21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Brussels

2
nights
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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane route website .

Brussels, Belgium to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, plan for little chillier nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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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

5
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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of The Rocks, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney online tour planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 9th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of The Cedars, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then explore the galleries of Talapi.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Talapi ©
Talapi

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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