25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Perth
— 1 night
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Blackheath
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Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Perth

— 1 night

City of Light

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 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fremantle Prison.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth tour builder site.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

Blackheath

— 4 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blackheath trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Blackheath. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Blackheath are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by The Rocks, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning app.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Lord Howe Island

— 1 night
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 6th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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 7th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Cairns

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 16th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.