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:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Manly Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 20th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally make a trip to Day FIne Art.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online tour planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Grand Canyon track, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bilpin Cider Company, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

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Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Photography Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, don't miss a visit to Ubirr, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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