25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary builder

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Springwood
— 2 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Port Macquarie Airport
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Rockhampton Airport, Drive to Yeppoon
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Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly

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Sydney

— 4 nights

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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Springwood.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Springwood

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Bilpin Springs Orchard and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Springwood day trip planning site.

Drive from Sydney to Springwood in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Springwood when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Springwood

Nature · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 1 night
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then trek along Coastal walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Springwood to Port Macquarie. Traveling from Springwood in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Byron Bay

— 1 night
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caloundra: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World).

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Caloundra route builder website.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Caloundra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum, Stumers Creek, &more) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa online road trip planner.

You can drive from Caloundra to Noosa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yeppoon

— 1 night
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 19th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail, head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon, then take some stellar pictures from Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, and finally kick back and relax at Yeppoon Main Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yeppoon trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Noosa to Yeppoon with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Airlie Beach

— 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yeppoon, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Ngarru Gallery & Safaris). Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in October: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 4 nights

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner.

Getting from Cairns to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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.