21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Vienna

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Laneways. We've also included these beaches for you: Half Moon Bay and Sandridge Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Vienna, Austria to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Melbourne. Traveling from Vienna in December, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

4
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've added Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, Blue Mountains Tours, Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 27th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, then take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Govetts Leap, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park trip website .

You can drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilpin, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls Lake, Govetts Leap, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 29th (Tue), tee off at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, then trek along Coastal walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Breakwall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, learn about winemaking at Long Point Vineyard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pilot Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Port Macquarie. While traveling from Blue Mountains National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Pilot Beach, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard

4
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 31st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, view the masterpieces at Talapi, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

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You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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