25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
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Daintree
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 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.
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.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, 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 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 fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route builder.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney attractions planning site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.
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Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Katoomba — 2 nights

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. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Katoomba tour app.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nelson Bay.
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Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Nelson Bay — 1 night

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 and flight; 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.
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Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

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 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 Summit Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelson Bay to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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.
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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Noosa — 1 night

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 take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 night

Australia's New World City

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

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planning app.

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Whitsunday Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Whitsunday Island — 3 nights

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 photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Daintree on the 7th (Sun).
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Daintree — 1 night

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 more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Daintree day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Daintree takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. 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.
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Cairns — 3 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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, 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 fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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Blue Mountains travel guide

4.5
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.
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Port Stephens travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wildlife Areas · Landmarks

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.
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