25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Oxenford (Warner Bros. Movie World & Wet 'n' Wild Water World), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Kondalilla Falls, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 30:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip tool .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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