25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take an in-depth tour of The Rocks Discovery Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Jetryder. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island travel route tool .

Fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Hamilton Island at 25°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 30th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route planning website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Hamilton Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Get a sense of the local culture at Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then make a trip to Cathedral Square. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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