21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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 Harbour Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from the city and head to Caversham Wildlife Park and Perth Zoo. Fremantle Prison and St Brigid's Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, make a trip to Elizabeth Quay, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, Perth is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

4
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 explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Old Treasury Building. Escape the urban bustle at Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing app .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. When traveling from Perth in September, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Caloundra Lighthouses, Chenrezig Institute
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

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