21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Da Nang
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Da Nang

5
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 City Botanic Gardens as well as The Brisbane River. Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Montville Art Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Maleny Mountain Wines (in Maleny), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planning site .

Da Nang, Vietnam to Brisbane is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maleny Mountain Wines, Montville Art Gallery, Mooloolaba Beach, Chenrezig Institute, Kawana Shoppingworld
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Gower. Step out of the city life by going to Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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 Coast Warriors to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba, approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol has been added to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. There's more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Opals Down Under.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Brisbane. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping

Side Trip

Opals Down Under
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Opals Down Under ©
Opals Down Under

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