25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pine Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Greenwell Point
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
10
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

2
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.
On the 16th (Tue), learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, then see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and finally kick back and relax at Mindil Beach. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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If you are flying in from Algeria, the closest major airport is Darwin International Airport. In October in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ubirr, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning app .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek
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You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Pine Creek in 3 hours. October in Pine Creek sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunlom Waterfall Creek
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3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then trek along Katherine Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Katherine trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Pine Creek to Katherine in an hour. October in Katherine sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

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You can fly from Katherine to Gold Coast in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Katherine in October: highs in Gold Coast hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then stroll through Clovelly, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Blackheath trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Blackheath, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Greenwell Point.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Jenolan Caves, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

2
nights
Greenwell Point

Greenwell Point ©
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, explore the activities along Kiama Harbour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Greenwell Point online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Greenwell Point takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Blackheath in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Greenwell Point: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Greenwell Point

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kiama Harbour, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Point Perpendicular Lightstation, Callala Beach, Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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Point Perpendicular Lightstation ©
Point Perpendicular Lightstation
Kiama Harbour ©
Kiama Harbour

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Greenwell Point to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Greenwell Point in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol and then examine the collection at Federation Square. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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