25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 2 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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Port Douglas is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Port Douglas. In September, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 5 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 6th (Fri).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, and make a trip to Ubirr.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Perth.
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Perth — 2 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Perth vacation builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Perth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Australia travel guide

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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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