21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen


5
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: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

6
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning site .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Battery Point. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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