21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Oslo

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Thornton Beach. Shop till you drop at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Des Spencer Galleries, & more). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and explore the galleries of Michael Seebeck Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing planning website .

Oslo, Norway to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Oslo in February, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at ASSP Gallery Shop and Vineyard Road Cellar Door. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and Jackalope Studio Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Harvest the Fleurieu (in Mount Compass), Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio (in Willunga). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, browse the collection at State Library of South Australia, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Adelaide by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Adelaide to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Port Adelaide, Harvest the Fleurieu, Hans Heysen Art Studio, Carrickalinga Beach, Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, make a trip to Emu Ridge, and look for gifts at Drift On Bliss.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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