21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Opera House as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at The National Pass and Bronte Beach.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The National Pass, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uluru Motorcycle Tours as well as Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): gain insight with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and then cruise around with Uluru Motorcycle Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, then explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then look for gifts at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Alice Springs online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Wonga Beach and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Wonga Beach, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Spas Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Spas & Wellness
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Shute Harbour and then explore the activities along Heart Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Colour Me Crazy, then examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, then hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and finally go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Proserpine
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Airlie Beach in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally look for gifts at Opal Minded. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and then kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Sydney. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Speed Boats Tours
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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