25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Sydney

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at The Three Sisters, and hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Melbourne

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 7th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 14th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online vacation builder.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

4
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim), Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden (in Tanawha) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, and stop by Podie Pie.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Brisbane is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Ned's Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online trip maker.

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.