21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Mosman
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
St Kilda
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Porto Alegre

5
nights
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Get outdoors at Ocean Beach and Mona Vale Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bouddi National Park and Maroubra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mosman: North Narrabeen Beach (in Narrabeen) and Wentworth Falls Lake (in Wentworth Falls). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum and trek along South Head Heritage Trail.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mosman day trip planning app .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Mosman is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Mosman. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in December: highs in Mosman hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mona Vale Beach, North Narrabeen Beach, South Head Heritage Trail, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Bouddi National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Maroubra Beach ©
Maroubra Beach
Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Grotto, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Mosman to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Punt Road Wines, do a tasting at Helen & Joey Estate, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elwood Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St Kilda online journey planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to St Kilda in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and tram; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December, daily temperatures in St Kilda can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Punt Road Wines, Elwood Beach, Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach
Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley ©
Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marcoola Beach and Coolum Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Point Cartwright and Gardners Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Noosa Botanic Gardens (in Cooroy), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Tewantin National Park (in Tewantin). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Mooloolaba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St Kilda in December: high temperatures in Mooloolaba hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bli Bli, Queensland Air Museum, Coolum Beach, Buderim Forest Park, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mooloolaba in January, Byron Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Lennox Head
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Grays Bay and Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitsunday Islands and Whitsunday Bullet. There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Abell Point Marina, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography, see the interesting displays at Proserpine Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Proserpine, Whitsunday Islands, Grays Bay
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay
Whitsunday Bullet ©
Whitsunday Bullet
Abell Point Marina ©
Abell Point Marina

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