25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Tamborine Mountain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

7
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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visiting Clovelly and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip tool .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Sydney. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 79°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, North Head Sanctuary, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chenrezig Institute and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maleny Mountain Wines (in Maleny), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square, and contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol.

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

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Maleny Mountain Wines, Chenrezig Institute
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

2
nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, do a tasting at Witches Falls Winery, then have some family-friendly fun at Thunderbird Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Govardhana Australia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tamborine Mountain trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Tamborine Mountain can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

New Govardhana Australia
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Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves ©
New Govardhana Australia ©
New Govardhana Australia
Witches Falls Winery ©
Witches Falls Winery

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visit Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Cairns by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tamborine Mountain in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 85°F and lows about 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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