25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly:  27​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  27​h
Belfast

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Belfast, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. When traveling from Belfast in December, plan for warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
days
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 3rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
days
Port Douglas

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 9th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Eli Creek, then explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Douglas in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
days
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Clovelly. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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