21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Johor Bahru

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Church Fremantle, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Perth online sightseeing planner .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Perth is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Johor Bahru in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Perth, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide attractions planner .

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in February, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

McLaren Vale
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in February since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
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.
Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Kingscliff to see Watersports Guru about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip site .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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.
The Rocks and Camperdown Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stop by DUX Collection Sydney.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
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 27th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and East Melbourne Synagogue. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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