25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Nan Tien Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In April, Sydney is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Govetts Leap, Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple, Bald Hill Lookout
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Beach and Eagle Street Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe). Spend the 27th (Sat) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bee Gees Way, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kings Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum and then explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Ainsworth, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Spas
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wendouree and Eastern Beach Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford), Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides (in Hepburn Springs) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Ballarat, & more). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Byron Bay in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lake Daylesford, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, push the limits with an extreme tour, stroll the grounds of Camperdown Cemetery, then look and learn at Sydney Observatory, and finally appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building, then stop by Sydney Fish Market, then explore the activities along Watson's Bay, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney online travel route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Nature
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Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market

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