25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Perth trip simple and quick.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Botanical Gardens and Balloon Rides. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Cow Bay Beach. Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Catseye Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip builder website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. In December in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, Sydney is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Gallery of Australia and Lake Burley Griffin. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and take in panoramic vistas at Telstra Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

2
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 24th (Mon), meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online route planner .

Getting from Canberra to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart route app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hobart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Hobart is little chillier than Gold Coast - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

#Tours, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in December, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
State Library of Victoria ©
State Library of Victoria
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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