25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

4
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 Echo Point Lookout and Wentworth Falls. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Cronulla to see Wanda Beach about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wanda Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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 off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Eastern Beach Reserve. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to 13th Beach in Barwon Heads--about 1h 30 min away. Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Federation Square, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Spas & Wellness, 13th Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Spas & Wellness
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Anzac Hill. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and admire all the interesting features of Ormiston Gorge.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Michaelmas Cay. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Opal Reef (in Port Douglas), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove). Spend the 25th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Historic Village Herberton, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit website .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in March, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Historic Village Herberton, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Opal Reef, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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