25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
3
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
4
Bribie Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
6
Manly
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate New Govardhana Australia and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, and steep yourself in history at Newstead House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, New Govardhana Australia, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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New Govardhana Australia ©
New Govardhana Australia
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Brown Lake, then stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cylinder Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach, take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and then kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the North Stradbroke Island road trip planning website .

You can drive from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

1
night
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
On the 24th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Moreton Island online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island takes 6 hours. In January in Moreton Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Historic Sites
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Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

3
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Sylvan Beach and Red Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Woorim Beach and Bribie Island Seaside Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bribie Island day trip planner.

You can drive from Moreton Island to Bribie Island in 4 hours. In January in Bribie Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Col Fisher Park ©
Col Fisher Park
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, then stroll through Hyde Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bilgola Beach, hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

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Explore your travel options from Bribie Island to Sydney with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bilgola Beach
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Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Bilgola Beach ©
Bilgola Beach
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
We've included these beaches for you: Shelly Beach and North Narrabeen Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Warriewood Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Manly: The Entrance Heritage Walk (in The Entrance), Distillery Botanica (in Erina) and Ocean Beach (in Umina Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Ettalong Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manly travel site .

Manly is just a stone's throw from Sydney. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Narrabeen Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The Entrance Heritage Walk, Warriewood Beach, Ocean Beach
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get some historical perspective at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). There's much more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manly in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Wonga Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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