21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added Peninsula Hot Springs, Blue Lotus Water Garden, Yarra River, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Brighton Beach and Royal Botanic Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at ArtVo and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Spas Museums

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Peninsula Hot Springs, Blue Lotus Water Garden
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You've now added Port Arthur Historic Site to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Seven Mile Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart holiday maker website .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Hobart are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Museum of Contemporary Art, and other attractions you added. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House. Get some historical perspective at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Camp Cove.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bondi Markets, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tugun Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World and Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Tours & Information Hub. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Mirimar Cruises and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mirimar Cruises ©
Mirimar Cruises

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caversham Wildlife Park, Rottnest Island Museum and Rottnest Island Visitor Centre. Visit Kings Park & Botanic Garden and The Perth Mint for their historical value. Fremantle Prison and Swan River will appeal to museum buffs. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

Before you visit Perth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Perth. Traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for little chillier nights in Perth, with lows around 17°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rottnest Island, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Matilda Bay Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

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