21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Albert Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market as well as Royal Botanic Gardens. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and then buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Albert Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks
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Royal Arcade ©
Royal Arcade
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market

3
nights
Albert Park

Albert Park ©
Albert Park is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 3 km south of Melbourne's central business district. F1 - Australian Grand Prix has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Yarraville Gardens. Step out of Albert Park to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Albert & Victoria and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albert Park journey builder website .

Albert Park is just a short distance from Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Albert Park

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Melbourne Zoo, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Yarraville Gardens, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Yarraville Gardens ©
Yarraville Gardens

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Opal Museum and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, don't miss a visit to The Gollum Tree, see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albert Park to Brisbane. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albert Park in March; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, The Gollum Tree, Buderim Forest Park, Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diggers Beach, learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines, then browse the exhibits of National Cartoon Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at The Honey Place, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then don't miss a visit to Sealy Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Urunga, Shelly Beach, Two Tails Wines
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Bottlebutt, and then do a tasting at Long Point Vineyard.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip maker website .

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in March, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Old Bottlebutt
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Beach, then examine the collection at The Lock-Up, then walk around King Edward Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dixon Park Beach. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Redhead Beach, kick back and relax at Dudley Beach, then explore the activities along Glenrock Lagoon, and finally see the interesting displays at Miss Porter's House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Newcastle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, expect nights in Newcastle to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Redhead Beach
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King Edward Park ©
King Edward Park
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Dixon Park Beach ©
Dixon Park Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Head Sanctuary and Observatory Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Cockle Bay Wharf and Customs House. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Manly Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Manly, Blue Mountains Explorer Bus
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus ©
Blue Mountains Explorer Bus
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
The Gap Park ©
The Gap Park

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