21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Crafers
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nuriootpa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Calgary

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney journey site .

Calgary, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Calgary to Sydney, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Crafers.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Crafers

Crafers ©
The town of Crafers is in the Adelaide Hills to the south-east of Adelaide, South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Thorndon Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then admire the natural beauty at The Cedars.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Crafers attractions tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Crafers. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Crafers dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Crafers

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Cedars, Thorndon Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Thorndon Park ©
Thorndon Park

2
nights
Nuriootpa

Nuriootpa ©
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. On the 12th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place, learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines, then do a tasting at Flaxman Wines, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then do a tasting at Torbreck Wines, and finally do a tasting at Kabminye Winery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nuriootpa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Crafers to Nuriootpa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Tanunda, Flaxman Wines
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip builder website .

Getting from Nuriootpa to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks 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

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and Old Melbourne Gaol. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then admire the landmark architecture of Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to The Grotto, identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, and finally stroll through Logan's Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Port Fairy
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at GOMA, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Brisbane in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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