25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
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 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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 and take pictures at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for much hotter days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns journey maker app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, outdoors, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Allom and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island vacation planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Douglas in November since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday builder site .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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