21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia Trip Planner

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Sydney
— 3 nights
Taxi
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North Sydney
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Wallerawang
— 1 night
Drive
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Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive
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Coonabarabran
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive
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Thredbo Village
— 1 night
Drive
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Tawonga South
— 1 night
Drive
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Bendigo
— 1 night
Drive
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Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive
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Macarthur
— 1 night
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12
Warrnambool
— 1 night
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary tool.

Billund, Denmark to Sydney is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Billund to Sydney. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Billund in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to North Sydney.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Sydney

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our North Sydney trip planner.

North Sydney is just a short distance from Sydney. In December, daytime highs in North Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for Wallerawang on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in North Sydney

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Wallerawang

— 1 night
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wallace and then take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wallerawang trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Sydney to Wallerawang takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mudgee

— 1 night
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 19th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Burnbrae Wines, putt your heart out at Mudgee Honey Haven, then learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, and finally do a tasting at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mudgee road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wallerawang to Mudgee takes 1.5 hours. December in Mudgee sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Fun & Games · Shopping

Coonabarabran

— 1 night
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Sandstone Caves and then see the sky in a new way at Siding Spring Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coonabarabran itinerary planner.

Drive from Mudgee to Coonabarabran in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Coonabarabran are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Dubbo

— 1 night
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubbo trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Dubbo in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dubbo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thredbo Village.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Thredbo Village

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Kosciuszko National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thredbo Village travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Thredbo Village takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubbo in December; daily highs in Thredbo Village reach 27°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tawonga South.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tawonga South

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Rocky Valley Bikes & Snow Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tawonga South online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Thredbo Village to Tawonga South takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Thredbo Village in December; daily highs in Tawonga South reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bendigo.

Things to do in Tawonga South

Shopping

Bendigo

— 1 night
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Bendigo holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Tawonga South to Bendigo takes 4 hours. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Halls Gap

— 1 night
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Halls Gap Zoo and then stroll through The Pinnacle.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Halls Gap online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Halls Gap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Macarthur.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Macarthur

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Eccles National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Macarthur route maker app.

Getting from Halls Gap to Macarthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Macarthur

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Warrnambool

— 1 night
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach and then stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Macarthur to Warrnambool takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Apollo Bay

— 1 night
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 28th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, stop by Bay of Apostles, and then stroll through Great Ocean Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online trip builder.

Drive from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Torquay

— 1 night
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 30th (Sat): make a trip to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Lithgow travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Lookouts · Caves
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. It is located in a mountain valley named Lithgow's Valley by John Oxley in honour of William Lithgow, the first Auditor-General of New South Wales.Lithgow is on the Great Western Highway, about 150km or two hours drive west of Sydney, or via the old mountain route, Bells Line of Road, from Windsor. Geographically, it is situated on the far western side of the Sydney basin.Lithgow is surrounded by a varied landscape which includes national parks, one of which, the Blue Mountains National Park, is a World Heritage Area. The Wollemi National Park is home to the Jurassic-age tree the Wollemi Pine, which was found growing in a remote canyon in the park.LocationThe city sits on the western edge of the sandstone country of the Blue Mountains and is usually considered the first true country town west of Sydney. Immediate surrounding areas include the old mining hamlet of Vale of Clywydd and Oakey Park, a famous iron and steel village, of which fiery night scenes have been depicted in many paintings, as well as large areas of bush and state forest. The next city to the West is Bathurst, 60km away.

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Mount Beauty travel guide

4.5
Breweries · Waterfalls · Lookouts
Mount Beauty is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. The town lies alongside the Kiewa River, at the junction of the Kiewa Valley Highway and Bogong High Plains Road in the Alpine Shire local government area.HistoryThe town was originally established by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria to house construction workers from the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme in 1949, passing to the control of the local shire council in 1967 after construction was completed.Post Offices opened at Tawonga South (to the north) on 15 April 1943 and at Mount Beauty on 17 February 1947. Post Offices known as No 2 Camp, No 4 Camp, and No 5 Camp, Mount Beauty were open in the 1949-1953 period.AttractionsThe climate of Mount Beauty is truly seasonal, with chilling winters, cool wet springs, scorching summers and colourful autumns. Each season has its own attractions, including skiing, bushwalking, horse riding, gliding, bike riding (mountain and road) as well as fishing (river and lake). Mount Beauty has its own annual music festival, mountain bike competition and regular weekend markets on the first Saturday of each month. There are also many four wheel drive tracks in the local area.The town is a launching point for trips to the Falls Creek ski resort, and to the Bogong High Plains. To this end there are several ski hire shops, eateries, and a bus company doing daily trips to and from the resort at Falls Creek, 32 km distant.

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