21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Albert Park
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
6
Newcastle
— 2 nights
7
Sydney
— 3 nights

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market as well as Royal Botanic Gardens. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and then buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Albert Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
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Royal Arcade ©
Royal Arcade
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Albert Park

Albert Park ©
F1 - Australian Grand Prix has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Albert & Victoria. Take a break from Albert Park with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Albert Park planning tool.

Albert Park is very close to Melbourne. In March, daytime highs in Albert Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Albert Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Yarraville Gardens, The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Yarraville Gardens ©
Yarraville Gardens

6
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marcoola Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Point Cartwright. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Caboolture Historical Village (in Caboolture) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, don't miss a visit to The Gollum Tree, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take an in-depth tour of Bribie Island Seaside Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albert Park to Brisbane. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albert Park in March; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Mount Coolum, Caboolture Historical Village, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers Beach, do a tasting at Two Tails Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at National Cartoon Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Honey Place, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then cruise along Sealy Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip builder tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Urunga, Two Tails Wines, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Old Bottlebutt, and then learn about winemaking at Long Point Vineyard.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in March, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Old Bottlebutt
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard

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nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Horseshoe Beach, see the interesting displays at The Lock-Up, then walk around King Edward Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dixon Park Beach. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Redhead Beach, kick back and relax at Dudley Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glenrock Lagoon, and finally examine the collection at Miss Porter's House.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newcastle online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Redhead Beach
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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King Edward Park ©
King Edward Park
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Dixon Park Beach ©
Dixon Park Beach

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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 now added Blue Mountains Explorer Bus to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Observatory Hill and White Rabbit Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Head Sanctuary and Customs House. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park, get engrossed in the history at Justice & Police Museum, take a tour of James Craig Tall Ship, and take a stroll through Cockle Bay Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip maker.

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Manly, Blue Mountains Explorer Bus
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus ©
Blue Mountains Explorer Bus
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Cockle Bay Wharf ©
Cockle Bay Wharf

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