25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: London
Train + Fly:  31 h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
10
Daintree
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  25 h
End: London

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Voyages Ayers Rock Resort has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and then gain a rich perspective with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary tool.

London, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 31- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 9.5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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, shopping, 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, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Gallery Blackheath, Wentworth Falls
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nelson Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Katoomba to Nelson Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nelson Bay to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Hastings Street and then explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Noosa Regional gallery, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and then stop by Peticular.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Noosa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peticular ©
Peticular

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane
On the 3rd (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planning app.

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet, then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Daintree on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. On the 7th (Sun), get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the sheer force of Tranquility Falls, and finally relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Mossman Golf Club, then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Daintree day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Daintree takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Photography Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner.

You can drive from Daintree to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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