21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15 h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Leura
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, things will get slightly colder in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Four Mile Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Darwin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Darwin hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alice Springs sightseeing planner.

Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
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 31st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park and then wander the streets of Rundle Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, and then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip website.

Getting from Alice Springs to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, God's Hill Wines, Cleland Wildlife Park, Tscharke's Place
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, thenappreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder app.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

1
night
Gold Coast

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.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online attractions planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Gold Coast is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Step out of Sydney to go to Blue Mountains National Park and see Pulpit Rock Lookout, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The National Pass, thenadmire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then tee off at Wentworth Falls Country Club.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leura trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Leura, with lows of 5°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Blackheath, Dryridge Estate, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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