25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Photography Tours in Daintree--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation day trip website .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Photography Tours
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Horseback Riding Tours

3
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
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.
On the 29th (Thu), walk around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
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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