25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rosario
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  24​h
End: Rosario

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Rosario, Argentina to Sydney is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Rosario to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rosario in December, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2
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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 3rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, explore the galleries of Katoomba Antique Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, then view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. On the next day, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, then take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

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Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Leura can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Falls Gallery
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Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk will thrill your kids. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Village Gallery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at With Sugar and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 9th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
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 exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiors. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall, hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

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

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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