25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 5th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: stroll through Four Mile Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach driving holiday tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

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Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

3
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 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World, then look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, 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: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tropical Fruit World
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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