21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  26​h
1
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Glen Innes
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Albury
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 18th (Tue), meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, then make a trip to Glen McGrath Statue, then see the interesting displays at Narromine Aviation Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dubbo online trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Dubbo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dubbo, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glen Innes.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Narromine
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Narromine Aviation Museum ©
Narromine Aviation Museum

1
day
Glen Innes

Glen Innes ©
Glen Innes is a parish and town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Gawura Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of The Super Strawberry, then take an in-depth tour of Land of the Beardies History House Museum & Research Centre, and finally make a trip to Australian Standing Stones.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glen Innes trip planner .

Drive from Dubbo to Glen Innes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Glen Innes

Museums Shopping
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Gawura Gallery ©
Gawura Gallery
The Super Strawberry ©
The Super Strawberry
Australian Standing Stones ©
Australian Standing Stones

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get some cultural insight at Chenrezig Institute and Sunshine Castle. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa sightseeing app .

You can drive from Glen Innes to Noosa in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chenrezig Institute, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Mapleton Observatory, Caloundra Lighthouses, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eubenangee Swamp National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and then explore the engaging exhibits at FLOW Visitors Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rockhampton trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Rockhampton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rockhampton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Eubenangee Swamp National Park
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Eubenangee Swamp National Park ©
Eubenangee Swamp National Park
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village
FLOW Visitors Centre ©
FLOW Visitors Centre

2
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Get a sense of the local culture at Pfeiffer Wines and Beechworth Public Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Albury: Beechworth (Old Schoolhouse Gallery & Beechworth Historical Precinct), Lakeview House (in Chiltern) and Andrew Buller Wines (in Rutherglen). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Gooramadda Olives, hike along Murray River Trail, and learn about all things military at Military Memorobilia Display.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albury tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Rockhampton to Albury in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rockhampton in June, things will get little chillier in Albury: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albury

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beechworth, Rutherglen, Lakeview House, Military Memorobilia Display, Pfeiffer Wines
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Beechworth Public Cemetery ©
Beechworth Public Cemetery
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Andrew Buller Wines ©
Andrew Buller Wines

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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You can fly from Albury to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in July, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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