21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Kuranda
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Helsinki


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rail Tours, Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Babinda Boulders and Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Arrow Walk and Behana Gorge Waterfall. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Cairns is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Cairns is 8 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in September, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Edge Hill, Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

2
nights
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Birdworld Kuranda has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, then identify plant and animal life at BatReach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of North Queensland Gold Coffee Plantation, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kuranda National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Henry Ross Lookout.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuranda trip simple and quick.

Getting from Broome to Kuranda by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Broome in October, with highs in Kuranda at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Smithfield, North Queensland Gold Coffee Plantation
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Cattana Wetlands ©
Cattana Wetlands
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuranda to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kuranda in September, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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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

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You've now added Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, then view the masterpieces at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Browns Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, then step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, and finally experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island day trip planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Browns Beach ©
Browns Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole and then don't miss a visit to Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 18.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Coles Bay using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coles Bay in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take a peaceful walk through Myrtle Forest, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Shene Tasmania. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Planning Hobart trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Shene Tasmania, Raptor Refuge, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Myrtle Forest ©
Myrtle Forest
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

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