21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sandy Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle


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6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Melbourne at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Port Arthur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Port Arthur hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sandy Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Dog Line ©
Dog Line

2
nights
Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Hinsby Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Snug Bushfire Memorial. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Shot Tower, then get your game on at Kidz Bizzzz, then admire the natural beauty at Inverawe Native Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sandy Bay travel planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Sandy Bay by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Sandy Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingston, Taroona, Inverawe Native Gardens, Fern Tree, Opossum Bay Beach
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Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach
Hinsby Beach ©
Hinsby Beach

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation planning app .

Getting from Sandy Bay to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Historic Sites Trails Wineries

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate and then get a taste of the local shopping with Tasmanian Glassblowers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and finally stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In November, Sydney is a bit warmer than Launceston - with highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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1
night
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 29th (Thu), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba vacation builder site .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Katoomba sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Explore Sydney further: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, let the kids burn off some steam at Cremorne Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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