25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + shuttle + bus:  12​h
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + taxi:  7​h 30​min
5
Jenolan Caves
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + train + Fly:  7​h
6
Lord Howe Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Visiting Hamilton Island Golf Club and Jetryder will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitsunday Islands National Park and Sports Club. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

3
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Grays Bay and Boathaven Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Heart Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Airlie Beach, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout in Bowen, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Whitsunday Great Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twelve Apostles. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach, take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods, and then admire the sheer force of Triplet Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Princetown trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Princetown takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Beech Forest, Wreck Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kuniya Walk and Red Desert Reptiles. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Princetown to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Visiting The National Pass and Jenolan Caves will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tertini Wines (in Mittagong), Perry's Lookdown (in Blackheath) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jenolan Caves trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jenolan Caves takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Jenolan Caves reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Perry's Lookdown, Tertini Wines
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Tertini Wines ©
Tertini Wines

8
nights
Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Visit Lagoon Beach and Ned's Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, and flight from Jenolan Caves to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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