21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly to Mackay, Bus to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Catani Gardens. Dedicate the 4th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire all the interesting features of Fitzroy Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Melbourne is 15 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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The Great Ocean Road ©
Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8

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Sydney

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Blue Mountains 4WD. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Katoomba Cascades). There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip website.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8
Bondi Beach ©
Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burrum Heads Beach and Dundowran Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Bundaberg (Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company & Bundaberg Rum Distillery). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Le Petit Chocolatier.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 15th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Hervey Bay in October, with lows around 70°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8
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Spa
Spas
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Cairns

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.
Visiting Four Mile Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout & Reef Sprinter). Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in October: highs in Cairns hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Reef Sprinter ©
Speed Boats Tour
Reef Sprinter
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