25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Lorne
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Apollo Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
5
Warrnambool
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
10
Yulara
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Cairns
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
14
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
15
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
16
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
17
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Gunnamatta Beach and St Paul's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Ocean Beach in Nelson, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Hong Kong, China to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Melbourne. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Gunnamatta Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Ocean Beach
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Gunnamatta Beach ©
Gunnamatta Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Lorne

Lorne
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lorne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Lorne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January in Lorne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Plan a Apollo Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Lorne to Apollo Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Shopping
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Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. To find maps and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 30th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Russell Clark Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy trip itinerary website .

Port Fairy is just a stone's throw from Warrnambool. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines
Whale Bone Studio Arts ©
Whale Bone Studio Arts

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Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 31st (Thu), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Wangolina, and finally kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Robe travel route website .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Robe in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Robe

#Beaches, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trip

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
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Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse ©
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): shop like a local with North Terrace, tour the pleasant surroundings at River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Adelaide online trip maker .

Getting from Robe to Adelaide by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Residency, then try to win big at Lasseters Casino, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and finally head outdoors with Simpsons Gap.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in February, with highs in Alice Springs at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Outdoors, #Casinos, #Fun & Games
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Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery

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Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally go for a walk through Field of Light.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yulara trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Yulara by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Yulara

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Cairns

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.
On the 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Yulara to Cairns by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yulara in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
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St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Ngarru Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 8th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Cairns

Cairns ©
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Museums, #Shopping
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Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

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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.
To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online day trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Historic Sites
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, and then enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Castle, Caloundra Lighthouses
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, stroll through Camp Cove, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nan Tien Temple
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the world behind art at ArtVo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Nepean National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Swim with Dolphins, Point Nepean National Park
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

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