25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Canberra

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner .

Canberra to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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 5th (Mon), look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, stop by Teddy Sinclair, stop by The Nook, then buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, then stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. On the next day, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Leura trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Leura sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Candy Store Leura ©
The Candy Store Leura
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island day trip site .

Getting from Leura to Lord Howe Island by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest. Step out of Fraser Island with an excursion to Figtree Treasures in Childers--about 1h 55 min away.

Plan trip to Fraser Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Figtree Treasures
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Head to Coffee Works and The Reef Marinafor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and stop by With Sugar.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Douglas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, train, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in November since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Market. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. There's lots more to do: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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