21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Canberra
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
3
Sale
— 3 nights
4
Cobden
— 2 nights
5
Narrawong
— 2 nights
6
Port Fairy
— 2 nights

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, get curious at Questacon, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra visit planner.

Pisa, Italy to Canberra is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pisa to Canberra is 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Pisa in August; daily highs in Canberra reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Riddle Room ©
Riddle Room
Questacon ©
Questacon

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sale.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gem Pier, Sovereign Hill, Brighton Bathing Boxes, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
Sale

Sale ©
Set sail from Sale to explore the entire Gippsland Lakes and their invigorating fresh air and outdoor activities before heading back to the Port of Sale for the café culture of a major regional hub.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walhalla (Walhalla Cemetery, Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, &more) and Glenmaggie Lake (in Glenmaggie). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Gippsland Art Gallery, let little ones run wild at Sale Botanic Gardens, take a tour by water with Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Pauls Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sale route planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Sale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sale are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cobden.

Things to do in Sale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walhalla, Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Glenmaggie Lake
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Sale Botanic Gardens ©
Sale Botanic Gardens
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Gippsland Art Gallery ©
Gippsland Art Gallery

2
nights
Cobden

Cobden
Cobden is a town located 210 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia named in honour of Richard Cobden. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Gnotuk Lookout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cobden attractions planner.

You can drive from Sale to Cobden in 5 hours. You'll set off for Narrawong on the 15th (Sun).
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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nights
Narrawong

Narrawong ©
On the 16th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Lower Glenelg National Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Mount Napier State Park, learn about winemaking at Suffoir Winery & Brewery, and then Head underground at Byaduk Caves.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Narrawong day trip website.

You can drive from Cobden to Narrawong in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cobden to Narrawong is minus 0.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Narrawong can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Narrawong

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Macarthur, Lower Glenelg National Park
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Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park
Suffoir Winery & Brewery ©
Suffoir Winery & Brewery
Mount Napier State Park ©
Mount Napier State Park

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Wed), pick up some local products at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then relax and rejuvenate at Port Fairy Day Spa, and finally enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, see the interesting displays at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, get a new perspective on things with Portland Harbour Tours, then take in the local highlights with Great South West Walk, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Narrawong to Port Fairy in an hour. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Portland, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Portland Harbour Tours ©
Portland Harbour Tours
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island ©

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