25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Adelaide
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Adelaide

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adelaide Oval and Troubridge Island Conservation Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cleland Wildlife Park and Foggo Wines. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), McLaren Vale (Shingleback Wine Cellar Door & McLaren Vale III Associates) and Beresford Estate Wines (in McLaren Flat). It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market and do a tasting at Ashton Hills Vineyard.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Adelaide. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Summertown, Troubridge Island Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, Beresford Estate Wines
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Shingleback Wine Cellar Door ©
Shingleback Wine Cellar Door
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, then don't miss a visit to The Fremantle Round House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River, then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perth holiday planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Traveling from Adelaide in June, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, The Fremantle Round House, Scarborough Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
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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.
On the 29th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canberra road trip site .

You can fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in June, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lamington National Park, Australia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Canberra to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in June, with highs in Byron Bay at 24°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lamington National Park, Australia
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay

2
days
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Vincent's Catholic Church.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Byron Bay in July since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
days
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak and then stroll through Catseye Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Hamilton Island hover around 25°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip website .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Hamilton Island in July, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Agincourt Reef. Spend the 13th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Explore hidden gems such as Helicopter Tours and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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