25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore


4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Fig Tree Estate, & more), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Upper Reach Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth day trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Caversham Wildlife Park, Illusionary Art, Upper Reach Winery, The Sacred India Gallery
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 27th (Tue), explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Torquay by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Torquay is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in August, expect Torquay to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 31st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online vacation maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island sightseeing planner.

Fly from Sydney to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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.
Spend the 9th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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