25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
car:  8​h 30​min
3
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Arthurs Seat
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brussels

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riesling Trail and Sevenhill Cellars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Tanunda (Rockford Winery, Chateau Tanunda, & more), St George's Anglican Church (in Gawler) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Adelaide online trip itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Adelaide. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in October: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, McLaren Vale, Clare, Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards and then explore and take pictures at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Trails Outdoors
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Island Pure Sheep Dairy ©
Island Pure Sheep Dairy

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 24th (Thu), stroll through Robe Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Robe travel planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kangaroo Island to Robe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): Head underground at Ewens Pond. On the next day, do a tasting at Whistle Post Wines, learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, then learn about winemaking at The Blok Estate Winery, and finally get outside with Lake McIntyre.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Halls Gap.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Lake McIntyre, Ewens Pond
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Lake McIntyre ©
Lake McIntyre
Whistle Post Wines ©
Whistle Post Wines
Parker Coonawarra Estate ©
Parker Coonawarra Estate

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Burrong Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chatauqua Peak.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halls Gap trip planner .

Drive from Mount Gambier to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Western, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
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Grampians Estate ©
Grampians Estate
Burrong Falls ©
Burrong Falls
Clematis Falls ©
Clematis Falls

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Warrnambool trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Trails Beaches Outdoors
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Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Peninsula Galleries, learn about winemaking at The Cups Estate, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Arthurs Seat State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arthurs Seat online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Arthurs Seat takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Cups Estate, Peninsula Galleries
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Arthurs Seat State Park ©
Arthurs Seat State Park
Peninsula Galleries ©
Peninsula Galleries
The Cups Estate ©
The Cups Estate

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gundog Cork Street Cellar and Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast. Get in touch with nature at ANZAC Parade Walk and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River) and Wily Trout Vineyard (in Murrumbateman). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canberra tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Arthurs Seat to Canberra with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Arthurs Seat in November: highs in Canberra hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Wily Trout Vineyard, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Gundog Cork Street Cellar, Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 5th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then stroll through Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and finally go for a walk through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia. On your second day here, stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and finally get great views at The Three Sisters.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in November, things will get a bit warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Blue Mountains National Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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 7th (Thu), wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary site .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Wildlife Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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