25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
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Townsville
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Brisbane
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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Perth
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and finally kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, then explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and finally hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder app.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Step out of the city life by going to The Strand and Many Peaks Walking Track. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Tropical Queensland and Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve. Step out of Townsville to go to Alligator Creek and see Alligator Falls Track, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bowling Green Bay National Park, take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, and make a trip to Kissing Point Fort.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Kurrawa Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Head National Park and Tugun Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online journey planner.

Getting from Townsville to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Townsville in March, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balmoral Beach, Mosman and The Giant Stairway. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades, Prince Henry Cliff Walk, &more) and Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning site.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Federation Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Paul's Cathedral and ArtVo. Venture out of the city with trips to Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Ballarat (The Gold Museum, Lake Wendouree, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of the city life by going to Swan River and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fraser Avenue Lookout and St. George's Cathedral. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, don't miss a visit to Winthrop Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Supreme Court Gardens, and stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip site.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.