25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Cairns

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, explore and take pictures at Earl Hill, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Earl Hill
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Marrdja Botanical Walk (in Cape Tribulation) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by With Sugar, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online route planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Marrdja Botanical Walk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

Start your trip to Brisbane by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in September: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get great views at Uluru.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Swan River and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Perth, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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