25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Stockholm

6
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in December, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary site .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Half Moon Bay, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness in Cape Tribulation (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Port Douglas hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

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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 January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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