21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Augusta
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
9
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London


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1
day
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and finally explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Augusta trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Augusta is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Augusta is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamelin Bay Jetty, Lake Cave
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 28th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner .

Getting from Augusta to Kangaroo Island by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery. On the next day, examine the collection at Old Parliament House and then engage your brain at Questacon.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Canberra holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 2°C in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

3
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 explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 7th (Tue), snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock.

Make your Hobart itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Hobart reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Coles Bay to Alice Springs in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, expect nights in Port Douglas to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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