21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Remo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Merimbula
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Cairns
— 3 nights
End: Cairns


Learn more about your trip

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Adelaide road trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Flinders Chase National Park.

Planning Kangaroo Island trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Victor Harbor day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. You will leave for Robe on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wineries

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to The Big Lobster, sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, then stop by Mahalia Coffee, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Robe Sealife Centre, and finally make a trip to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Robe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Robe in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Wineries Beaches

Side Trip

Kingston SE
Highlights from your plan
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery
Mahalia Coffee ©
Mahalia Coffee

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool route maker app .

Getting from Robe to Warrnambool by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

3
nights
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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Remo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
San Remo

San Remo ©
San Remo is a town in southern Victoria, Australia in the Gippsland region. For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Remo planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to San Remo by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in January, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in San Remo

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cowes, Churchill Island
Highlights from your plan
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, then kick back and relax at Lakes Entrance Beach, then try for a hole-in-one at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, and finally get your game on at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lakes Entrance trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from San Remo to Lakes Entrance takes 4 hours. In January in Lakes Entrance, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Fun & Games Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace, then kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, and finally find something for the whole family at Magic Mountain.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Merimbula trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Merimbula takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planning site .

Fly from Merimbula to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merimbula in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 82°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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 Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Plan a Cairns trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 75°F. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

Similar Plans

19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Australia, Fiji & Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Australia & Harare BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Greater Adelaide BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 57 days in Australia, New Zealand & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 59 days in New Zealand, Australia & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 37 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Adelaide & Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Adelaide & Coober Pedy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM INDIA November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans