25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Geelong
train:  1​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
train:  49​h
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Townsville
— 2 nights
train:  16​h 30​min
5
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  8​h
End: Warrnambool


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2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, then wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Geelong to Melbourne is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Neighborhoods
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Balloon Rides
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple Day Spa as well as Skydiving. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then relax and rejuvenate at Temple Day Spa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Adelaide

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Skydiving
Temple Day Spa ©
Temple Day Spa

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mindil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole and then take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Townsville day trip website .

Getting from Darwin to Townsville by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Townsville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Townsville

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
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The Strand ©
The Strand

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, then look for gifts at Underground Surf, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street, and finally stroll through Noosa Main Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Noosa Farmers Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Coolum, and then stroll through Marcoola Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Townsville to Noosa in 16.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Coolum, Marcoola Beach
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
night
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 13th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Opal Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Robert Henderson Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
Birrunga Gallery & Dining ©
Birrunga Gallery & Dining

4
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.
Get outdoors at Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Springbrook National Park and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Belongil Beach & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. For shopping fun, head to The Rocks Markets or Opal Minded. There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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