21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Margaret River — 3 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Jewel Cave. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta (about 42 minutes away). On the 21st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River travel planner.

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.
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Albany — 2 nights

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge and then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Albany planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Kangaroo Island on the 24th (Fri).
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Kangaroo Island — 2 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island road trip planning tool.

Fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart online tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Canberra.
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Canberra — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): engage your brain at Questacon, then ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

Discover how to plan a Canberra trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hobart to Canberra in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in March: highs in Canberra hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Watsons Bay and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cairns.
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Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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