25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  29​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Batchelor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Barcelona


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2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Raptor Domain and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online route planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Barcelona to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to London Bridge and Mait's Rest. Get in touch with nature at Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell road trip tool .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell by combination of car and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Visiting Atherton Tablelands and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darwin Aviation Museum and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Darwin day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Darwin hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

3
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Step out of the city life by going to Magnetic Termite Mounds and Buley Rockhole. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Litchfield National Park and Wangi Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Batchelor: Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre, Helicopter Tours, & more).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Batchelor road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Batchelor takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Batchelor are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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