25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Maryborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bundaberg
— 2 nights
6
Rockhampton
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
9
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

6
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurrajong Radio Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 8th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, then learn about all things military at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bowraville Folk Museum, and finally stop by Theblackhole. Keep things going the next day: walk around Dorrigo National Park, take an in-depth tour of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, then stroll through Coffs Harbour Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Bunker Cartoon Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour road trip tool .

Getting from Sydney to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bowraville, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Theblackhole
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Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Indian Motorcycle Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Maryborough.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum

1
night
Maryborough

Maryborough ©
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. On the 13th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, explore the galleries of Customs House Interpretive Centre, take an in-depth tour of Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, then let little ones run wild at Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon, and finally examine the collection at Whistle Stop Rail Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maryborough attractions planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Maryborough by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Maryborough can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Maryborough

Museums Nature Parks
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Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum ©
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©
Customs House Interpretive Centre ©
Customs House Interpretive Centre

2
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, see the interesting displays at Bundaberg Railway Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Palace Backpackers Memorial, and finally engage your brain at Old Pharmacy Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at military and memorabilia museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then take in the exciting artwork at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bundaberg tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from Maryborough to Bundaberg in 1.5 hours. July in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Childers
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
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Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
military and memorabilia museum ©
military and memorabilia museum

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 16th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum, see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, and finally appreciate the history behind Rod Laver.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockhampton trip tool .

Traveling by train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Rockhampton, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums
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Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum
C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum ©
C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rockhampton in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Big On Shoes (Formerly Known As Fredericks Showcase Space), explore and take pictures at Lamberts Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bucasia Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Melba House.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackay trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Mackay in 2 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, Mackay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Melba House
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2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, kick back and relax at The Strand, then explore the galleries of Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackay to Townsville. July in Townsville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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.
You'll explore and learn at Historic Village Herberton and Samurai Gallery Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour planning app .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre, Thornton Beach, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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