21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip itinerary builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. In May, Perth is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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