25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay and then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef. On the next day, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then see what you can catch with Ningaloo Car & Boat Hire.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Exmouth trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Car & Boat Hire ©
Ningaloo Car & Boat Hire

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Exmouth in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, browse the exhibits of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation day trip site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

5
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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Earl Hill, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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