25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
6
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Degraves Street as well as Australian Centre for the Moving Image. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wendouree and ArtVo. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Sovereign Hill). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and view the masterpieces at Craft Victoria.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ballarat
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

5
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.
Visit The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koala Hospital. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, contemplate the long history of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and then see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, then stroll around Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ellenborough Falls, and finally stroll around Rocks Ferry Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary site .

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wauchope, Ellenborough Falls
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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Ellenborough Falls ©
Ellenborough Falls
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze

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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Govardhana Australia and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Gold Coast hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New Govardhana Australia, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre and Day Dream Mine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pro Hart Gallery and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at John Dynon Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Broken Hill day trip website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Broken Hill in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect Broken Hill to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, and then see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, National Motor Museum, Glenelg Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

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