21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Rockhampton
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Glen Innes
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Albury
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the exciting artwork at Jason Ree, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation maker app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Jason Ree ©
Jason Ree

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 19th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Hastings Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Noosa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunshine Castle, Chenrezig Institute
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Sunshine Castle ©
Sunshine Castle

3
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rockhampton Heritage Village and FLOW Visitors Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Wreck Point Scenic Lookout (in Yeppoon) and Mount Morgan Historical Museum (in Mount Morgan). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, examine the collection at Archer Park Rail Museum, get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Rod Laver.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rockhampton trip maker tool .

Getting from Noosa to Rockhampton by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Rockhampton sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Glen Innes.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Morgan Historical Museum, Wreck Point Scenic Lookout
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Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum

1
night
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. To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glen Innes road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Glen Innes takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Glen Innes

Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library, and then don't miss a visit to Terramungamine Reserve and Rock Grooves.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubbo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Glen Innes to Dubbo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Shoyoen Japanese Garden ©
Shoyoen Japanese Garden

7
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beechworth Historical Precinct and Beechworth Public Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pfeiffer Wines and Beechworth Historic Courthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albury: Milawa (Brown Brothers & Milawa Cheese Company), Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (in Mount Hotham) and Yackandandah Museum (in Yackandandah). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bharatralia Jungle Camp, contemplate the long history of Beechworth Gaol Unlocked, learn about winemaking at Chrismont, and hit the slopes at Falls Creek Alpine Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albury trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Dubbo to Albury by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Dubbo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albury, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Beechworth, Rutherglen, Milawa, Wahgunyah, Holbrook Submarine Museum
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Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Chrismont ©
Chrismont

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Albury to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albury in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Justice & Police Museum ©
Justice & Police Museum
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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