25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
2
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
7
Albany
— 2 nights
8
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Litchfield National Park and Territory Wildlife Park. Visiting Berry Springs Nature Park and Magnetic Termite Mounds will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lameroo Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin holiday planner.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 9 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Nitmiluk National Park and Helicopter Tours. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs and look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Katherine travel planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Katherine. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in July, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Get outdoors at Mossman Gorge Centre and Atherton Tablelands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Kuranda and see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina. On the next day, head outdoors with Jetryder, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then make a trip to Passage Peak.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island vacation planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Scenic Walkway and The Gap Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, step off the mainland to explore Cockatoo Island, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and head outdoors with Adrenaline.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, delve into the lush surroundings at Harewood Forest, and then stroll through Greens Pool.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Albany trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Albany by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Albany. In July, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 27th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally savor the flavors at Margaret River Chocolate Company. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Ngilgi Cave and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Ngilgi Cave
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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