25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Cairns. When traveling from Ahmedabad in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by Coffee Works, have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas route planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and then hike along Kuniya Walk. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Brisbane to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, and stroll through Indian Head.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

Plan a Sydney trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Nielsen Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canberra attractions planner.

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 19°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth online trip maker .

You can fly from Canberra to Perth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to Perth is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in May: high temperatures in Perth hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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