21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Rome

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 14th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Darwin is 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Hartley Street School Museum. Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, and see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Alice Springs is cooler than Darwin - with highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

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.
Relax by the water at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Pelican Feeding. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, look for gifts at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Alice Springs to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and The National Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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