25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  28​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Oslo

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, cool off at Wave Lagoon, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get your game on at Darwin Kart Hire.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip planning site .

Oslo, Norway to Darwin is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Oslo to Darwin. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more), Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more). Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Dreamworld (in Coomera), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in July: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

6
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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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