21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip maker

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Perth
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Perth

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip maker tool.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from London in February, things will get much hotter in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Adelaide

— 1 night
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 4th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and then sample the fine beverages at Prohibition Liquor Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in February, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

Melbourne

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Adelaide in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

Katoomba

— 2 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath. Keep things going the next day: get great views at The Three Sisters, then get outside with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Katoomba trip maker tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Katoomba is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Cairns

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online attractions planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

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.