21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Auckland

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cleland Wildlife Park and Seacliff Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach. When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see Beerenberg Farm in Hahndorf, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, and meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide tour planner .

London, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Adelaide at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenelg, Cleland Wildlife Park, Henley Beach, Beerenberg Farm, Aldinga Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

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 22nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Kangaroo Island to Ballarat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and train. In April, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Visit Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Cairns reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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