21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toowoomba
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Toowoomba
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
2
Coonabarabran
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Jerilderie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Toowoomba
— Few hours
End: Toowoomba


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Toowoomba

Toowoomba
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toowoomba tour itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Toowoomba. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Museums Nature
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Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Warrumbungle National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coonabarabran online visit planner .

You can drive from Toowoomba to Coonabarabran in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Toowoomba in June, you will find days in Coonabarabran are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Nature Parks
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park

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Parkes

Parkes
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Parkes online day trip planner .

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Parkes in 3.5 hours. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Jerilderie.

Things to do in Parkes

Parks Nature Museums
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Jerilderie

Jerilderie ©
Jerilderie is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jerilderie Historic Residence, take an in-depth tour of The Ned Kelly Blacksmith's Shop, and then walk around Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Finley Railway Museum, explore the striking landscape at Tocumwal Blowhole, and then don't miss a visit to Berrigan & District Heritage Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jerilderie tour planner.

Traveling by car from Parkes to Jerilderie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Jerilderie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Finley Railway Museum, Berrigan & District Heritage Museum, Tocumwal Blowhole
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Tocumwal Blowhole ©
Tocumwal Blowhole
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Spas). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, step into the grandiose world of Kryal Castle, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ballarat journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Jerilderie to Ballarat takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 30th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at World War II Memorial Lookout, then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, then make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Ballarat to Portland in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater
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World War II Memorial Lookout ©
World War II Memorial Lookout
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Mon), explore the different attractions at Karmic Goat Soapworks, trek along Great Ocean Walk, then trek along Mait's Rest, and finally get great views at Mariners Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip builder .

You can drive from Portland to Apollo Bay in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Flinders.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, then head off the coast to Churchill Island, and finally brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

Before you visit Cowes, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Apollo Bay to Cowes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lakes Entrance trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Cowes to Lakes Entrance in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lakes Entrance when traveling from Cowes in July, with lows around 3°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toBatemans Bay.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get your game on at Batemans Bay Indoor Karting, take in nature's colorful creations at Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, then meet the residents at Birdland Animal Park, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Batemans Bay Mini Golf.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Batemans Bay itinerary builder tool .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf
Batemans Bay Indoor Karting ©
Batemans Bay Indoor Karting

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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: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Sydney takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, hike along Coastal walk, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then play a few rounds at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie itinerary planner .

You can 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 July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Minyon Falls (in Bangalow) and Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens (in Mullumbimby). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach, get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, find something for the whole family at Macadamia Castle, and view the masterpieces at Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ballina online day trip planner .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Ballina in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, you will find days in Ballina are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Minyon Falls, Macadamia Castle, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Toowoomba holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Toowoomba takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ballina in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Toowoomba, with lows of 3°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Museums Nature
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