21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Keith
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Marree
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Gawler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Otway day trip website .

Sydney to Cape Otway is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cape Otway

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then make a trip to The Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally get outside with The Arch.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Otway to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, then grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Eccles National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Fairy trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Mount Eccles National Park
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 31st (Tue), learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, then steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Valley Lake, and finally Head underground at Cave Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, then explore the fascinating underground world of Princess Margaret Rose Caves, and then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mount Gambier online travel planner .

Getting from Port Fairy to Mount Gambier by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Parker Coonawarra Estate, Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Petticoat Lane
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 2nd (Thu), learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, and then kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Robe trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Robe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Keith.

Things to do in Robe

#Wineries, #Parks, #Beaches
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines

1
night
Keith

Keith ©
Keith is a small farming town in the south-east of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): go for a walk through Mt Monster Conservation Park and then experience rural life at Cockatoo Downs Farmstay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Keith trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Robe to Keith takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Marree.

Things to do in Keith

#Outdoors
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Cockatoo Downs Farmstay ©
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay
Mt Monster Conservation Park ©
Mt Monster Conservation Park

1
day
Marree

Marree ©
Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Mutonia Sculpture Park and then make a trip to Farina.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marree trip planner .

You can drive from Keith to Marree in 10.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.
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Mutonia Sculpture Park ©
Mutonia Sculpture Park
Farina ©
Farina

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, stop by Opalios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip planner.

You can drive from Marree to Coober Pedy in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Gawler.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

2
nights
Gawler

Gawler ©
Gawler is the first country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia, and is named after the second Governor (British Vice-Regal representative) of the colony of South Australia, George Gawler. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Stuart O'Grady Bikeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience and then identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gawler trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Gawler. While traveling from Coober Pedy, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gawler, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Gawler

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Murray Street Vineyards, Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Stuart O'Grady Bikeway ©
Stuart O'Grady Bikeway
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. On the 9th (Thu), do a tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, stroll through Maslin Beach, then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Granite Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Victor Harbor tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Gawler to Victor Harbor in 2 hours. In August in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Maslin Beach, Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Aldinga Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Urimbirra Wildlife Park ©
Urimbirra Wildlife Park
Wirra Wirra Vineyards ©
Wirra Wirra Vineyards

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Kelly Hill Caves and Remarkable Rocks. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Kangaroo Island Spirits. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Stokes Beach, learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

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