21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
4
Ballarat
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Brisbane

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Bengaluru, India to Brisbane is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Brisbane. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. There's still lots to do: get curious at Questacon, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Canberra online route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Augustine's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, then learn about winemaking at Captains Creek Organic Wines, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Canberra to Ballarat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, you will find days in Ballarat are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Captains Creek Organic Wines, Spas, St Augustine's Church
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute ©
Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday maker website .

Take a train from Ballarat to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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