25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Taxi + Fly:  16 h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Beerwah
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Randwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  10 h
End: Semarang, Indonesia

2
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.
On the 8th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary maker website .

Semarang, Indonesia to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Semarang in June; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get your game on at South Bank Parklands, and then find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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

2
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Australia Zoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun, meet the residents at Australia Zoo, and then get your game on at Big Kart Track. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glass House Mountains National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Beerwah online trip maker .

You can drive from Brisbane to Beerwah in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains, Big Kart Track
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

3
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Beerwah to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Beerwah in June, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Randwick.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Randwick

Randwick ©
You've now added Congwong Beach to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Maroubra Beach, then kick back and relax at Congwong Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Sea Cliff Bridge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Symbio Wildlife Park, then kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach, and finally enjoy some diversion at Wylie's Baths.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Randwick attractions planning site .

Randwick is very close to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Randwick

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tamarama Beach, Sea Cliff Bridge, Symbio Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Congwong Beach ©
Congwong Beach
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Maroubra Beach ©
Maroubra Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, get great views at The Three Sisters, hike along The Giant Stairway, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, and finally stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba online trip builder .

You can drive from Randwick to Katoomba in 2 hours. Traveling from Randwick in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Katoomba, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Bilpin Cider Company
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): engage your brain at Questacon, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then enjoy breathtaking views from Telstra Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Breakr. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canberra tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Katoomba in June: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

6
nights
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 40 min away. Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip tool .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in June since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 6°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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