25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Muscat

5
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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker website .

Muscat, Oman to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, Sydney is colder than Muscat - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, cool off at Dreamworld, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Woody Point Jetty (in Redcliffe). There's still lots to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and enjoy some diversion at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Woody Point Jetty
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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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns online travel route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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