21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairns
Bus:  1 h 15 min
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: London

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tony's Tropical Tours as well as Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site.

Cairns to Port Douglas is an approximately 1.5- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Tony's Tropical Tours ©
Tony's Tropical Tours
Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise ©
Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

3
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 Queen Street Mall, Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane and River City Cruises. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moffat Beach and XXXX Brewery Tour. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Wategos Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay day trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, Byron Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Big Banana Fun Park. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Big Banana Fun Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, then kick back and relax at Diggers Beach, and finally take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Yellow Shed
Highlights from your plan
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
The Yellow Shed ©
The Yellow Shed

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie online holiday planner.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

Make your Newcastle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Newcastle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Newcastle, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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.
You've added Taronga Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, Manly Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

Plan my day in Sydney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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'll get in some beach time at Bells Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Bells Beach, Quealy Winemakers, Eastern Beach Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©

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