25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Sydney
— 11 nights
Drive
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Port Douglas

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1

Melbourne

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves to see Jenolan Caves about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, get great views at Govetts Leap, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Melbourne to Katoomba in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

Sydney

— 11 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.
Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and visit Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 18:

Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation maker site.

You can drive from Sydney to Brisbane in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

Cairns

— 2 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Biked & Beach - Palm Cove & Spas). Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour planning app.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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.
For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

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.