21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Wroclaw
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
8
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Wroclaw

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally explore the activities along Swan River. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

Wroclaw, Poland to Perth is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wroclaw in October: high temperatures in Perth hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
Darwin

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.
On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Darwin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in October: highs in Darwin hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory ©
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, then get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of The Cedars. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Cedars
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

1
day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stop by Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get your game on at Viri VR, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

Plan trip to Canberra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in October, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Wed), have fun at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, then look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shop, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then take in the exciting artwork at Craig Parry Photography, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay tour planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

2
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), walk around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip app.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by OK Gift Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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