21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
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Gold Coast
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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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Perth
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Cairns

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Samurai Gallery Australia. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Pacific Watersports (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout, Opal Reef, &more) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Visit Kirra Beach and Greenmount Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Opal Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Albert Street Uniting Church & St. John's Anglican Cathedral) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre and enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast attractions planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sydney

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and The Rocks are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Anzac Memorial. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, and stop by Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

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Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Melbourne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and then catch the contagious excitement of Flemington Racecourse. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 (Thu), kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, then examine the collection at South Australian Aviation Museum, and finally stroll through Henley Beach.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Perth

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Perth Mint and Leighton Battery Guns. Get some cultural insight at Scitech and St. George's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Floreat Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Trowbridge Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mettam's Pool.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth trip builder tool.

Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in November: highs in Perth hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.