25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Gladstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Michaelmas Cay. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Curtain Fig National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Curtain Fig National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing and then stroll through Boathaven Beach. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Charter Yachts Australia and then hike along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Transportation
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Boathaven Beach ©
Boathaven Beach
Charter Yachts Australia ©
Charter Yachts Australia
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 11th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, head outdoors with Jetryder, and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

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

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

2
nights
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Langmorn Station and Lake Awoonga. Get out of town with these interesting Gladstone side-trips: Tannum Sands (Canoe Point Beach and Parklands & Wild Cattle Island National Park). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, view the masterpieces at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout, and learn about winemaking at Gecko Valley Winery.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gladstone trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Gladstone. November in Gladstone sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tannum Sands, Langmorn Station, Lake Awoonga
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Lake Awoonga ©
Lake Awoonga
Wild Cattle Island National Park ©
Wild Cattle Island National Park
Auckland Hill Lookout ©
Auckland Hill Lookout

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 16th (Fri), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Gladstone to Fraser Island takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Gladstone in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Marcoola Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 20th (Tue), wander the streets of West End, then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
West End ©
West End
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and then stroll through Broken Head Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay day trip planning app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in November, Byron Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

1
day
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and then play a few rounds at Wentworth Falls Country Club.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Blue Mountains National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Blue Mountains National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls Country Club
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls Country Club ©
Wentworth Falls Country Club
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
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.
On the 25th (Sun), kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip app .

You can drive from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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