21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Chattanooga

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take a memorable tour with Tours, and sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online driving holiday planner .

Chattanooga, USA to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Cairns is 15 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in January, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 89°F and 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards & Kalleske Wines) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in January, things will get slightly colder in Adelaide: highs are around 84°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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