21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Orange
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Copenhagen

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Nomad Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary builder site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Darwin. When traveling from Copenhagen in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in June: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Photography Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi Beach, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Manly Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orange.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Orange Regional Museum, learn about winemaking at Sassy Wines, learn about winemaking at Orange Mountain Wines, then do a tasting at Rowlee Wines, then learn about winemaking at De Salis Wines, and finally do a tasting at Word of Mouth.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Orange trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Orange in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Orange at 17°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries Museums
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De Salis Wines ©
De Salis Wines
Orange Regional Museum ©
Orange Regional Museum
Sassy Wines ©
Sassy Wines

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire all the interesting features of Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Orange to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Orange in June: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Jila Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, Head underground at Lake Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks, then Head underground at Ngilgi Cave, and finally do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Yallingup, Redgate Wines, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Gantheaume Point. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, and kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Broome visit app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Broome sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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