25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
7
Torquay
— 1 night
8
Perth
— 2 nights

3
nights
Port Douglas

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 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Lisbon to Port Douglas. In December, Port Douglas is much hotter than Lisbon - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
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.
Spend the 31st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Helicopter Tours

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Golden Beach Hire (in Golden Beach) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Escape Room Oz). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning app.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, plan for little chillier nights in Brisbane, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Beach Hire ©
Golden Beach Hire
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 17th (Sun), glide through the air with Great Ocean Road Paragliding and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay day trip app.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Torquay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trip

Great Ocean Road Paragliding
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally see Jetsurf Perth.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation site.

Getting from Torquay to Perth by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Torquay to Perth is minus 2 hours. In January, Perth is a bit warmer than Torquay - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jetsurf Perth
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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