21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
8
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Santiago

1
night
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 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Clovelly.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago to Sydney, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 21st (Wed), hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Real McCaul, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder site .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
We've included these beaches for you: Cowaramup Bay and Surfers Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Jewel Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, Head underground at Lake Cave, and shop like a local with Margaret River Chocolate Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Margaret River takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay, Wise Wine
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

3
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Shop till you drop at South Coast WoodWorks Gallery and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company. We've included these beaches for you: Greens Pool and Cosy Corner Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Denmark side-trips: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Albany (National Anzac Centre, The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, & more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Anvil Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denmark trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Margaret River to Denmark in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Albany, Cheynes Beach, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

2
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Hellfire Bay. Relax by the water at Thistle Cove and Salmon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip planner .

Getting from Denmark to Esperance by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

Plan trip to Hobart with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Hobart takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Esperance in December: highs in Hobart hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Australian Convict Sites, Richmond Bridge, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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