21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Royal National Park
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Helensburgh
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Wollongong
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Kiama
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Jervis Bay
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Eden
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Lakes Entrance
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
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Newhaven
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Sherbrooke
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Melbourne
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Geelong
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Queenscliff
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Cape Otway
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Port Campbell
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Warrnambool
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Port Fairy
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Halls Gap
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Ararat
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Strathmerton
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Canberra
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Katoomba
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Royal National Park

On the 29th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre and then admire the natural beauty at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Royal National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney to Royal National Park is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Sydney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Royal National Park, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Helensburgh.

Things to do in Royal National Park

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Helensburgh

Helensburgh is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the views from Sea Cliff Bridge.

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Helensburgh is just a short distance from Royal National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wollongong.
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Wollongong

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wollongong trip planner.

Drive from Helensburgh to Wollongong in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Kiama on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Kiama

The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kiama vacation planning tool.

Getting from Wollongong to Kiama by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kiama, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks · Nature
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Jervis Bay

A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
On the 30th (Tue), examine the collection at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and then try for a hole-in-one at Club Husky.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kiama to Jervis Bay takes 1.5 hours. In June in Jervis Bay, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Museums · Fun & Games
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Eden

Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum, then engage your brain at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Eden online route planner.

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Eden in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Eden

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Wyanga Park Winery, then try for a hole-in-one at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, then look for gifts at Dove and Lyre, and finally walk around Nyerimilang Heritage Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lakes Entrance trip planning app.

Getting from Eden to Lakes Entrance by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lakes Entrance are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Fun & Games · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Whisky Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Norman Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newhaven.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Newhaven

Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newhaven trip tool.

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Newhaven by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Sherbrooke.

Things to do in Newhaven

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Sherbrooke

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sherbrooke planning app.

You can drive from Newhaven to Sherbrooke in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Newhaven in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sherbrooke, with lows around 4°C. You will leave for Melbourne on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Sherbrooke

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Fun & Games

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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 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally browse the collection at State Library Victoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then make a trip to Block Arcade.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sherbrooke to Melbourne takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks

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Geelong

Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geelong trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Geelong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Queenscliff

Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. On the 7th (Tue), do a tasting at Oakdene Vineyards.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Queenscliff trip itinerary app.

Queenscliff is just a short distance from Geelong. In July in Queenscliff, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Wineries

Side Trip

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Cape Otway

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Otway trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Queenscliff to Cape Otway in 3 hours. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cape Otway to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, examine the collection at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, and finally don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Warrnambool in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Whale Bone Studio Arts, head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and then admire the striking features of Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Port Fairy trip planner.

Port Fairy is just a stone's throw from Warrnambool. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): play a few rounds at Grampians Adventure Golf, hike along The Pinnacle, then admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls, and finally get great views at Boroka Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Halls Gap trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Port Fairy to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Ararat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Golf

Side Trip

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Ararat

Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, browse the exhibits of Ararat Gallery TAMA, then see the interesting displays at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, and finally get great views at One Tree Hill Lookout.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ararat trip tool.

Drive from Halls Gap to Ararat in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Strathmerton.

Things to do in Ararat

Museums · Tours · Shopping

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Strathmerton

Strathmerton is a small country town in Victoria, Australia.It is located in the Shire of Moira local government area on the Murray Valley Highway and Goulburn Valley Highway, about 11km west of Cobram. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Cactus Country and then look for gifts at The Big Strawberry.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Strathmerton sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Ararat to Strathmerton takes 4 hours. July in Strathmerton sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Strathmerton

Parks · Shopping

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

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Traveling by car from Strathmerton to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Strathmerton in July, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip builder app.

Drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect Katoomba to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Phillip Island travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Islands · Zoos
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.

Great Otway National Park travel guide

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Landmarks · National Parks · Beaches

Grampians travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Zoos · Lookouts
Also known as Gariwerd, the Grampians National Park made it on the Australian National Heritage List for its stunning indigenous rock art and majestic natural wonders. Apart from the rock art, the area is relatively untouched. Go to see the vast array of wildflowers. This is the home of the "Grampian Wave." This isn't a wave that needs water: It's a wind wave. This strange phenomenon happens when westerly winds hit the ridge at a right angle and push paragliders as high as 8,500 m (28,000 ft). In 2006, bushfires destroyed almost half the park, but only a few months after nature began to regenerate and visitors returned in full force.