25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  30​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
9
Herberton
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
Barefoot Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a memorable excursion with Barefoot Tours and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, stop by Village Gallery, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

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Chennai, India to Cairns is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Cairns. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Degraves Street and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally browse the exhibits of Strathnairn Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Canberra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Camp Cove. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), view the masterpieces at The Art Of Dr Suess Gallery, then kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney visit planning app .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
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.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandy Cape Lighthouse. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom and then visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Herberton.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Village Herberton. On the 22nd (Fri), stop by The Peanut Place, take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Zillie Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Millaa Millaa Lookout, then relax in the rural setting at Mungalli Creek Dairy Farm, then view the masterpieces at Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tableland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Herberton route maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Herberton. In February in Herberton, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Herberton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, Tolga, Atherton Tablelands
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
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Millaa Millaa Falls ©
Millaa Millaa Falls
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe ©
Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe

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