25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip itinerary planner

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Perth
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 1 night
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Perth

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, then appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then identify plant and animal life at Point Walter Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Leighton Battery Guns, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planning tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Perth at 33°C and lows at 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally go for a walk through Mala Walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Adelaide

— 1 night
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, and finally stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd. On your second day here, make a trip to Adelaide Oval, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Bridge, then stroll through River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and finally see some colorful creatures with Diving Adelaide.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide road trip website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for cooler days in Adelaide, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Kangaroo Island

— 1 night
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours, relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Stokes Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Melbourne

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, get outside with Cheap AZ Travel, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, and then look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne journey site.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Kingston Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Hobart are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Sydney

— 5 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.
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and The Rocks Discovery Museum will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Tamarama Beach. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Lane Cove National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, and stop by Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Katoomba

— 2 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and finally look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Cairns

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sun), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online travel planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.