21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Toowoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Coonabarabran
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Jerilderie
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Flinders
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Batemans Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Coastal walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain, and then look for gifts at Kendall Craft Co-operative. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kendall Craft Co-operative, North Brother Mountain
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Ballina

Ballina
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. On the 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pat Morton Lookout, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ballina Head Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ballina trip planner .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Ballina in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, expect nights in Ballina to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lennox Head
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Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Ballina Head Lookout ©
Ballina Head Lookout

1
night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to First Coat Outdoor Gallery, stop by Tosari Galleries, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Garden City Lanes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Toowoomba tour site .

You can drive from Ballina to Toowoomba in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ballina in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Toowoomba, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Fun & Games Spas Shopping
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Spas

1
day
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Warrumbungle National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Coonabarabran day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Toowoomba to Coonabarabran takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Toowoomba in July, you will find days in Coonabarabran are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Nature Parks
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park

1
night
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum, see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, take an in-depth tour of Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS, pause for some photo ops at Sir Henry Parkes Statue, then look for all kinds of wild species at Memorial Hill Lookout, and finally make a trip to War Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Parkes sightseeing site .

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Parkes in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Jerilderie.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

McFeeters Motor Museum
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
Memorial Hill Lookout ©
Memorial Hill Lookout
McFeeters Motor Museum ©
McFeeters Motor Museum

1
day
Jerilderie

Jerilderie ©
Jerilderie is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 3rd (Wed), stroll around Memorial Park, then admire the natural beauty at Jerilderie Historic Residence, and then get engrossed in the history at The Ned Kelly Blacksmith's Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jerilderie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Parkes to Jerilderie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Jerilderie

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Mt. Elephant (in Derrinallum), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Spas (in Daylesford). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ballarat trip planner .

You can drive from Jerilderie to Ballarat in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Elephant, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, Spas, Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail, St Augustine's Church
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Nelson State Park, take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, and then make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portland vacation planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Portland in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Great Ocean Walk, then kick back and relax at Johanna Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lorne Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Apollo Bay in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Flinders.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Johanna Beach, Lorne Beach
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

1
night
Flinders

Flinders ©
Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. On the 11th (Thu), trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, then explore and take pictures at Hart's Farm, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Flinders trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Flinders in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Flinders

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hart's Farm, The Nobbies Centre, Panorama Garden Estate
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Hart's Farm ©
Hart's Farm

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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Stony Creek Trestle Bridge, take in the views from Cunninghame Arm Footbridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Myer Street Jetty, try for a hole-in-one at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, then get your game on at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lakes Entrance Aquadome.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lakes Entrance visit planner.

You can drive from Flinders to Lakes Entrance in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Flinders in July, Lakes Entrance is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Stony Creek Trestle Bridge
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Lakes Entrance Aquadome ©
Lakes Entrance Aquadome
Stony Creek Trestle Bridge ©
Stony Creek Trestle Bridge

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Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
On the 13th (Sat), head outdoors with Total Eco Adventures, try for a hole-in-one at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, and then kick back and relax at Pebbly Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Batemans Bay trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Batemans Bay in 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Total Eco Adventures, Pebbly Beach
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Total Eco Adventures ©
Total Eco Adventures
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf
Pebbly Beach ©
Pebbly Beach

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