25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Sydney

5
days
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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Coogee Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Honolulu, USA to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 20 hours traveling from Honolulu to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Canberra.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip maker site .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in February, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

4
days
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
days
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 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, Palm Cove Beach
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
days
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 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then explore the activities along Swan River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Perth Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica.

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Getting from Cairns to Perth by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
days
Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Adelaide Oval, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelaide Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then do a tasting at Flaxman Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide online tour planner .

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in February: highs in Adelaide hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Seppeltsfield, Flaxman Wines
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Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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