21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

4
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Sunday Market Port Douglas in Port Douglas, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. In December, Cairns is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunday Market Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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.
Kids will enjoy Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Market, see the interesting displays at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

3
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.
Claremont House and St. David's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering), Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). The adventure continues: look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania, do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Hobart are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Claremont House, Maria Island National Park, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Rocks Markets and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

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You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in December, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach, Captain Chocolate, Wanda Beach, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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