25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Green Arrow Walk make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, enjoy some diversion at Figtree Playground, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Family-friendly places like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and explore and take pictures at Cape Trib Farm.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip site .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 28th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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