21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Canberra
— 1 night
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
8
Port Douglas
— 1 night
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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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 (Mon): explore the activities along Swan River and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planning tool .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Perth at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. On your second day here, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
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, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then take a memorable tour with GoBoat Canberra, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Canberra online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Canberra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation builder .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane attractions site .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

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

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Find out how to plan Port Douglas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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