21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Beachport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lisbon


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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.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Rye Beach (in Rye). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday builder .

Lisbon, Portugal to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Lisbon to Melbourne. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Panorama Garden Estate, Rye Beach, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, Bells Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

2
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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, then hike along Grampians Peaks Trail, then hike along Chatauqua Peak, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Burrong Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Halls Gap driving holiday planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Beachport.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
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Burrong Falls ©
Burrong Falls
Stawell Gift Hall of Fame ©
Stawell Gift Hall of Fame

1
night
Beachport

Beachport ©
Beachport is a small coastal town in South Australia, south-east of Adelaide, located at the northern end of Rivoli Bay, in the Wattle Range Council. On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Bowman Scenic Drive, take in the waterfront at Beachport Jetty, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beachport Lagoon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Southend Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Pool of Siloam and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beachport trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Beachport in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Beachport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Southend Beach
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Southend Beach ©
Southend Beach
Beachport Lagoon ©
Beachport Lagoon
Pool of Siloam ©
Pool of Siloam

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glenelg Beach and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Visit Aldinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to McLaren Vale III Associates in McLaren Vale (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and get a sense of history and politics at Torrens Building.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Beachport to Adelaide with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Beachport in April, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Glenelg Beach, McLaren Vale III Associates, Horseshoe Bay, River Torrens Linear Park Trail
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Adelaide in April, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Get outdoors at Babinda Boulders and Cathedral Fig Tree. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, make a trip to The Tip, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Babinda Boulders, Cathedral Fig Tree
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Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

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.
Visit Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bronte Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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