25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Shuttle:  23 h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  9 h 15 min
3
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  28 h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Babinda Kayaking as well as Daintree Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Birdworld Kuranda and Josephine Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip maker app .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Birdworld Kuranda, Babinda Kayaking, Daintree Tours
Highlights from your plan
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Daintree Tours ©
Daintree Tours

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Plan a Cape Tribulation trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Airlie Beach on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Coalface Experience and Into The Blue Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Heart Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Horseshoe Bay in Bowen, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach travel tool.

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Airlie Beach in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Cape Tribulation, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, The Coalface Experience
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kondalilla Falls and Maroochydore Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bulcock Beach and Shorncliffe Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains) and Daisy Hill Conservation Park (in Daisy Hill). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in July since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kondalilla Falls, Buderim Forest Park, Bulcock Beach, Mount Ngungun, Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Highlights from your plan
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

3
nights
Gold Coast

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. Visiting Kurrawa Beach and Belongil Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Tamborine Mountain and see Tamborine Mountain Distillery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Kirra Beach, explore the world behind art at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing, and kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Belongil Beach
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Bondi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Tamarama Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney online travel route planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Shep's Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Beach, and then learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shep's Studio ©
Shep's Studio
The Islander Estate Vineyards ©
The Islander Estate Vineyards

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