25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs vacation maker app .

London, UK to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from London to Alice Springs, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alice Springs, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Tours Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Emily Gap ©
Emily Gap
Walking tours

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Trinity College Chapel.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The National Pass will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Camperdown Cemetery. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Lincoln's Rock in Blue Mountains National Park, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney online day trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary app .

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island day trip tool .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach tour planner.

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach by bus takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in August, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 12th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island journey site .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. In August in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

3
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Spend the 15th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Hamilton Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Annie's Ladies Boutique & Palm Cove Beach). And it doesn't end there: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and look for all kinds of wild species at Green Arrow Walk.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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