25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ventnor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly to Brisbane, Train to Nerang, platform 1
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly to Cairns, Shuttle to Cairns
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Daintree
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Brighton Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Paul's Cathedral and Degraves Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Frankston Beach (in Frankston), Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree, &more) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, contemplate the long history of Cooks' Cottage, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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

Bristol, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bristol to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ventnor.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ventnor

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Point Leo Point, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Rock, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Berrys Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Somers Beach, then admire the engineering at Bittern Reservoir, and then do a tasting at Quealy Winemakers.

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You can drive from Melbourne to Ventnor in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ventnor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at Gordon Falls Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Leuralla, and finally stroll through Grand Canyon track. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bonaventure's Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades, then hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and finally make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leura day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Ventnor to Leura with the Route module. March in Leura sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Tamarama Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through The Rocks, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning tool.

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Gold Coast

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, kick back and relax at Tugun Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and finally tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip app.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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 14th (Sun): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades. On your second day here, stop by Annie's at the Beach, kick back and relax at Ellis Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In March, Cairns is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, then stroll through Cow Bay Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Daintree travel planning website.

Drive from Cairns to Daintree in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, stop by Moonglow Jewellery, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daintree to Port Douglas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Phillip Island travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Islands · Zoos
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Daintree Region travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.