21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Wendouree and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Lake Daylesford) and Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and let the kids burn off some steam at Princes Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning tool .

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. In June, Melbourne is colder than Palma de Mallorca - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Riesling Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Sevenhill Cellars (in Clare), Tanunda (Chateau Tanunda & Rockford Winery) and Mintaro (Martindale Hall Heritage Museum & Mintaro Wines). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Clare, Tanunda, Mintaro
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, then sample the tasty concoctions at Kangaroo Island Brewery, then do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island travel route planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Kangaroo Island Brewery ©
Kangaroo Island Brewery

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and Sydney Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Lincoln's Rock, Govetts Leap, Nan Tien Temple
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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