25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
5
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
7
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Atherton Tablelands and Wrights Lookout. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Agincourt Reef, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect Gold Coast to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, then make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get in touch with nature at Russell Falls and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Bridge. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 10th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, do a tasting at Derwent Estate, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hobart takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, Hobart is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Derwent Estate, Richmond Bridge, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like London Bridge and Port Campbell National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, take a leisurely stroll along Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Princetown, Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Get in touch with nature at Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards, make a trip to Emu Ridge, and relax in the rural setting at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mammoth Cave. Visiting Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Ngilgi Cave in Yallingup (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Jewel Cave, Peacetree Estate, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Ngilgi Cave
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Greens Pool, then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albany trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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