25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 1 night
Fly
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in October; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Cairns — 1 night

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 14th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hamilton Island.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Hamilton Island — 3 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, and take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Hamilton Island are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): go for a walk through Mala Walk and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 20.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Gold Coast — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction. On your second day here, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Gold Coast, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.
Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Byron Bay — 2 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Coffs Harbour.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Coffs Harbour — 1 night

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mutton Bird Island Lookout and then step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in October, plan for slightly colder days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Port Macquarie — 2 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Sydney.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Sydney — 6 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens (in Blackheath) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in October: highs in Sydney hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · 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.