21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Krakow

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and Mossman Gorge. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Port Douglas--about 1h 20 min away.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Krakow, Poland to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in January, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Featherdale Wildlife Park and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stop by Jason Ree.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Old Parliament House, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Federation Square and Shrine of Remembrance. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Healesville Sanctuary. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planner.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Healesville Sanctuary, St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

4
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Scarborough Beach and Cottesloe Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and The Fremantle Round House. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & The Shipwreck Galleries), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout and admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth day trip website .

Fly from Hobart to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Perth is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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