25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 27th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Perth online vacation planner .

Adelaide to Perth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Adelaide in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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 2nd (Sun): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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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 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at With Sugar, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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 10th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary app .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

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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

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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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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 21st (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Canberra day trip tool .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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