21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
5
Leura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sydney

10
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Historical Aircraft Restoration Society in Albion Park Rail, approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've now added The Great Ocean Road to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then wander the streets of Degraves Street, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme 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.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Underart Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, and finally stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leura trip website .

Getting from Cairns to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in June: highs in Leura hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Falls Gallery, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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