21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 5 nights

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route builder.

Wellington, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Wellington to Brisbane, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Brisbane: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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