21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Gosford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Cairns

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Reef Experience as well as Barefoot Tours. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Christchurch to Cairns. Traveling from Christchurch in December, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
Reef Experience ©
Reef Experience

3
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fraser Explorer Tours as well as Freedom Whale Watch. On the 20th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with Freedom Whale Watch. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Fraser Explorer Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay day trip site .

Getting from Cairns to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairns in December since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fraser Explorer Tours
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Fraser Explorer Tours ©
Fraser Explorer Tours
Freedom Whale Watch ©
Freedom Whale Watch

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Netherworld as well as The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets. Venture out of the city with trips to Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Jet Ski Safaris (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, stroll around Roma Street Parkland, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planner .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll set off for Gosford on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Jet Ski Safaris
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aqua Splash Central Coast as well as Australian Reptile Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gosford trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Gosford. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Gosford dip to 19°C. You'll set off for Sydney on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Gosford

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park

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've now added Museum of Contemporary Art to your itinerary. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see The Three Sisters in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

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Traveling by car from Gosford to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

The Three Sisters
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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