21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

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.
On the 6th (Tue), view the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary planning app .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, you will find days in Perth are much warmer (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Sacred India Gallery
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Canberra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Canberra is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in November, with highs in Canberra at 28°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart road trip tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Hobart hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder site .

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 22nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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