21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly

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Melbourne — 2 nights

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.
Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, make a trip to Block Arcade, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hamilton Island.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamilton Island — 5 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at Spa Wumurdaylin, join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, and don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip maker website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Hamilton Island are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Fraser Island.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Fraser Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Allom, step aboard Maheno Ship Wreck, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point and then stroll through Eli Creek.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Fraser Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Gold Coast — 7 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Cape Byron Lighthouse), Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain) and Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail (in Ballina). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and get outside with Qld Luxury Car Rentals.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Plan my day in Sydney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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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