21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Horsham
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and The Great Ocean Road. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Horsham.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

1
night
Horsham

Horsham
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Wimmera River, then trek along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, then learn about winemaking at Barangaroo Boutique Wines, and finally pause for some photo ops at Horsham & District War Memorial & Cenotaph.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Horsham holiday maker .

You can drive from Melbourne to Horsham in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks Trails Outdoors
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4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards) and Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield). Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, gain insight at National Wine Centre of Australia, and do a tasting at Flaxman Wines.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Horsham to Adelaide by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, McLaren Vale, Langmeil Winery, Seppeltsfield, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lucky Bay and Thistle Cove. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, explore the galleries of Cindy Poole Glass Gallery, and make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Esperance online holiday maker .

Getting from Adelaide to Esperance by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Esperance, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visiting Cottesloe Beach and Swan River will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scarborough Beach and Trigg Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Binningup Beach (in Binningup). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Perth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Trigg Beach, Binningup Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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