25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  25 h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Townsville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
Cairns

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.
On the 10th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and finally stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and finally trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Tropical Queensland and The Drill Hall Studio. Step off the beaten path and head to The Strand and Bowling Green Bay National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Alligator Falls Track, take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Alligator Creek
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve ©
Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Maritime Museum and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Step out of Brisbane to go to Tugun and see Tugun Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Townsville in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Jewish Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades, Prince Henry Cliff Walk, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Cronulla Beach Walk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Federation Square. Get outdoors at Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Gold Museum (in Ballarat) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Brighton Beach
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St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of the city life by going to Swan River and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Perth Mint and Scitech. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, kick back and relax at City Beach, and browse the exhibits of Aspects of Kings Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Perth online trip maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

City Beach
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Scitech ©
Scitech
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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