21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip website .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel planner .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Theme Park
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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