25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  23​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
flight to darwin:  2​h
9
Darwin
— 3 nights
End: Darwin

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online route planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. When traveling from Copenhagen in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. You'll set off for Eden on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

1
night
Eden

Eden
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eden travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Eden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Eden to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You'll set off for Sydney on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Eden

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blacktown to see Featherdale Wildlife Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eden to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eden in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and finally kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online journey planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then explore the world behind art at GOMA, and finally wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maheno Wreck. On the 6th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Cairns.
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Maheno Wreck ©
Maheno Wreck

3
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or Tanks Arts Centre. Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Darwin on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Darwin is known for museums, beaches, wildlife, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin holiday builder tool .

Drive from Cairns to Darwin in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Darwin

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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