25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive to Port Elizabeth, Fly to Port Macquarie
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Port Macquarie — 3 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Popular historic sites such as Port Macquarie Museum and Port Macquarie Historic Court House are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Bottlebutt and Mid North Coast Maritime Museum. When in Port Macquarie, make a side trip to see North Brother Mountain in Laurieton, approximately Laurieton away. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, do a tasting at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Port Macquarie Camel Safari's.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie vacation site.

Knysna, South Africa to Port Macquarie is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Port Macquarie are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Sydney — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Sydney Observatory. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and The Three Sisters. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see The Giant Stairway in Katoomba, approximately Katoomba away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, head outdoors with Watsons Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and then trek along Lake Lilla Track.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Hobart — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tasmanian Transport Museum as well as Narryna Heritage Museum. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Mount Wellington will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online attractions planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Kangaroo Island — 2 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Emu Ridge Eucalyptus. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip planning app.

Getting from Hobart to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Alice Springs.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Alice Springs — 2 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Alice Springs itinerary planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Mala Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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