21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Perth
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Perth

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, get your game on at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then explore the activities along Swan River, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get colder in Perth: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Melbourne

— 3 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online vacation builder.

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in May, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Sydney

— 4 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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas planning site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.