21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and National Portrait Gallery. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Australia and National Museum of Australia. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Questacon, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canberra journey planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Canberra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
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.
Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Marina Mirage in Main Beach (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brisbane day trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Moffat Beach, Marina Mirage, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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