25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Milan


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1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Plan a Darwin trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Milan, Italy to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Milan to Darwin. Traveling from Milan in January, things will get much hotter in Darwin: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & With Sugar). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip site .

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in January, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Parks Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get great views at Uluru, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for little chillier days in Brisbane, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, then get outside with Watersports Guru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip builder .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip 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. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park and then kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

1
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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

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Fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
nights
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 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, then have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and finally explore the activities along Swan River.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Adelaide in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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