25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Kakadu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Brussels

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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Cairns trip tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brussels in July since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Spend the 26th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by Funstuff by Lynda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

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 July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Melbourne Central, wander the streets of Chapel Street, don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St, and stop by The Australian Natural Soap.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Gannon House Gallery capture your imagination. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, stop by Aesop, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and hunt for treasures at Rozelle Collectors Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, browse the fresh offerings at Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets, then take in the views from Lennox Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Faulconbridge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Faulconbridge, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Lennox Bridge, Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lennox Bridge ©
Lennox Bridge

2
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre and then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faulconbridge to Kakadu National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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