21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Red Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Lorne Beach has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill capture your imagination. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Spas (in Daylesford), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Maddens Rise (in Coldstream). Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Red Hill.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Brighton Beach, Seville Hill Winery, Corniola Wines
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Red Hill

Red Hill ©
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then browse the exhibits of McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Mornington Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and finally do a tasting at Rahona Valley Vineyard.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Red Hill trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Red Hill takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Spas Wildlife

Side Trips

Mornington, Frankston Beach, Spas, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ©
Rahona Valley Vineyard ©
Rahona Valley Vineyard

3
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Norman Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whisky Beach, and finally get great views at Norman Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Red Hill to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Norman Lookout ©
Norman Lookout

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Sydney. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
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 2nd (Fri), go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

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