21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bega
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Geelong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Mildura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Jindabyne
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Oberon Summit Walk. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Little Waterloo Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip builder website .

Bega to Wilsons Promontory National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

3
nights
Geelong

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Erskine Falls (in Lorne) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's still lots to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Geelong Mosque, and stop by The Food Purveyor.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Geelong trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Geelong takes 4 hours. In January in Geelong, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, Erskine Falls
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 20th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip planner .

You can drive from Geelong to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

2
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Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chaffey House, then explore the activities along Murray River, then take an in-depth tour of Old Wentworth Gaol, and finally sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Whisky Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lock 11, then examine the collection at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Orange World, and finally stop by Woodsies Gem Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mildura trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Mildura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Mildura can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Mildura

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Buronga, Murray River, Old Wentworth Gaol
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Woodsies Gem Shop ©
Woodsies Gem Shop
Murray River ©
Murray River

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mundi Mundi Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Broken Hill tour builder site .

Getting from Mildura to Broken Hill by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mildura in January since evenings lows in Broken Hill dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mundi Mundi Lookout
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Mundi Mundi Lookout ©
Mundi Mundi Lookout
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in January, expect Adelaide to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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: stroll through Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jindabyne: Thredbo Village (Kosciuszko National Park & Thredbo Alpine Village). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jindabyne, buy something for everyone on your list at Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre, sample the fine beverages at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, and relax in the rural setting at Gaden Trout Hatchery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jindabyne day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Jindabyne with the Route module. Traveling from Sydney in January, Jindabyne is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Thredbo Village
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Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne
Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Jindabyne Brewing ©
Jindabyne Brewing

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