25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Bournemouth

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth route builder tool .

Bournemouth, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Bournemouth in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Canberra, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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.
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, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find out how to plan a trip to Byron Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast visit planning site .

Take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 4th (Mon): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in February since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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