Australia 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 20 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Australia.

Embark on an Australian journey with these 7-day itineraries that take you to various destinations across the country and cater to different interests. If you'd like to hit the highlights, consider something like this itinerary that takes you through Sydney, Cairns, and Australia's outback, where you'll explore fun cities, feed kangaroos, and marvel at the Great Barrier Reef. For those seeking a combination of beach relaxation and adventure, opt for a journey similar to this West Coral Coast trip that will have you swimming alongside whale sharks and exploring beautiful gorges before winding down with a food and beverage tour in Perth. Looking for a memorable family vacation? A trip such as this family-focused itinerary introduces you to Australia's fascinating wildlife in Brisbane before ending with a thrilling day at a movie theme park on the Gold Coast.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 7-day trips in Australia.

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Explore the Gold Coast's extensive coastline
Map of Gold Coast & Byron Bay - 7 Days
Gold Coast & Byron Bay - 7 Days

Enjoy the sun, surf, and sand on this week-long tour of Australia's famous Gold Coast and Byron Bay. Starting in Coolangatta, you'll head up the Gold Coast to Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, and Surfers Paradise, where you'll enjoy golden beaches, world-class shopping, and a vibrant entertainment scene. End your stay in Byron Bay, taking in stunning sunsets, visiting organic farms, and meeting with friendly local artisans.

Port Douglas Beach
Map of Tropical North Queensland: Hamilton Island, Port Douglas, Cairns & More - 7 Days
Tropical North Queensland: Hamilton Island, Port Douglas, Cairns & More - 7 Days

Explore North Tropical Queensland on this seven-day tour. Begin in Hamilton Island and snorkel, sea kayak, play a round of golf, or relax. Then, take a cruise to Whitehaven Beach and learn the area's history. Next, journey to Port Douglas to enjoy a leisure day, a Daintree Rainforest tour, and an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. The trip winds down in Cairns, with plenty of native animal exhibits to visit and a scenic ride up the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Sydney
Map of Best of Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns - 7 Days
Best of Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns - 7 Days

On this weeklong trip to Australia, experience three different cities and several landmarks along the way. Begin in Melbourne, where you can enjoy local sightseeing, then travel the Great Ocean Road, which hosts scenic lookouts like The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard. The next stop is Sydney, which includes a pub crawl and a day trip to the stunning Blue Mountains. The final leg takes you to Cairns, where the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park awaits, as well as a memorable finale at the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns Lagoon
Map of Australia Highlights: Sydney, Cairns & the Outback - 7 Days
Australia Highlights: Sydney, Cairns & the Outback - 7 Days

Spend a week in three of Australia's eventful regions—Sydney, Uluru, and Cairns. Go sightseeing in Sydney, from The Rocks to Bondi Beach, then adventure through the stunning Blue Mountains region. Next, get a taste of The Outback in Uluru, where spectacular colors change from sunrise to sunset over Ayers Rock. Then, travel to Cairns to experience the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and an exciting journey across the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Visit koalas on your Australian family vacation
Map of Australian Family Holiday: Brisbane & Gold Coast - 7 Days
Australian Family Holiday: Brisbane & Gold Coast - 7 Days

On this weeklong, family-friendly vacation to Australia, experience two different regions—Brisbane and Gold Coast. Upon landing in Brisbane, do some self-exploration, and take in welcome views together from Mount Coot-Tha. Then, board a relaxing river cruise to mingle with native animals at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, followed by more fauna fun at the Australia Zoo. Next, travel to Gold Coast to join an Aquaduck tour of the city, followed by a free day and an adventure to action-packed Movie World.

Kids surfing in Australia
Map of Melbourne & Sydney for Families - 7 Days
Melbourne & Sydney for Families - 7 Days

This week-long Australia itinerary is perfect for families who want to experience a mix of Melbourne and Sydney's top sights with two classic Aussie day trips. Practice your surf skills in Melbourne before getting up close and personal with the penguins, kangaroos, and koalas of Phillip Island. Pan for gold and cry eureka as you go back in time at Sovereign Hill. Hang ten at Bondi Beach in Sydney before an adrenaline-filled day at Luna Park, followed by a lunch cruise around Sydney's iconic harbor.

City lights over Sydney's Circular Quay
Map of Tale of Two Aussie Cities: Sydney & Melbourne - 7 Days
Tale of Two Aussie Cities: Sydney & Melbourne - 7 Days

Australia's two greatest cities—Sydney and Melbourne—are like competitive siblings. Both are charming, vibrant, and interesting places to live and explore, and each has an entirely different personality to discover. With this seven-day itinerary, you'll spend a week experiencing the two with a series of immersive cultural and culinary experiences. Beyond the city limits, this itinerary includes special day trips to the Blue Mountains, Phillip Island, and the Great Ocean Road.

Cape Range National Park
Map of West Coral Coast: From Exmouth to Perth - 7 Days
West Coral Coast: From Exmouth to Perth - 7 Days

On this weeklong journey through Australia's West Coral Coast, adventure through the beaches of Exmouth and then to the capital of Western Australia—Perth. In Exmouth, snorkel through Ningaloo Reef, and go swimming with whale sharks. Then, explore the canyons of Cape Range National Park and cruise along Yardie Creek. Next, fly to Perth for a nighttime walking tour of the bar and restaurant scene, followed by a trip to Rottnest Island for a self-guided biking and snorkeling tour. The journey winds down with a free day in Perth to continue discovering landmarks and hidden gems alike.

Family cycle around Uluru
Map of  Family-Friendly Sydney, Uluru & Melbourne - 7 Days
Family-Friendly Sydney, Uluru & Melbourne - 7 Days

Experience the best of Australia with this weeklong family-friendly itinerary that spans Sydney's top sights, an unforgettable trip to Uluru, and the magic of Melbourne. Learn how to surf at Bondi Beach and journey to the African Savannah at Taronga Zoo. Head to Uluru to watch the sunrise and create your own artwork guided by a local Anangu artist. Finally, it's off to the cultural capital of Melbourne to explore the city's labyrinthine laneways and funky street art.

Fly to the remote Red Center for a luxury desert experience overlooking Uluru (photo courtesy of Longitude 131˚)
Map of Luxury Australian Outback Experience: Sydney & Uluru - 7 Days
Luxury Australian Outback Experience: Sydney & Uluru - 7 Days

From city sights to mega monoliths, this seven-day luxury Australia itinerary ticks off two great Aussie bucket list items with one short trip. Starting in Sydney, you'll enjoy a multicourse lunch while cruising Sydney Harbour, go wine tasting in the verdant Hunter Valley, and meet kangaroos and koalas on a privately guided day trip. Then, fly to the Red Center to experience sunset over Uluru, see the Field of Light, dine under outback stars, and soar above Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in a helicopter.

A quick flight from Adelaide takes you to Kangaroo Island, a protected haven for wildlife
Map of Southern Australia Luxury Tour:  Melbourne, Adelaide & Kangaroo Island - 7 Days
Southern Australia Luxury Tour: Melbourne, Adelaide & Kangaroo Island - 7 Days

Experience the best nature, food, and culture with this luxurious weeklong adventure that checks off Australia's southern highlights. Join private foodie tours in Melbourne and Adelaide, experience a heartwarming penguin encounter on Phillip Island, cycle through Melbourne's vibrant neighborhoods, and escape to Kangaroo Island's pristine wilderness for an overnight jaunt.

End your adventure in Melbourne, Australia's "cultural capital"
Map of Australia Luxury City Tour: Sydney & Melbourne - 7 Days
Australia Luxury City Tour: Sydney & Melbourne - 7 Days

Get a taste of Australia's two greatest cities with a week of urban adventures, private day trips, and stylish 5-star hotels. This perfectly-paced luxury trip starts in Sydney, where you'll tick off iconic landmarks, meet Aussie animals, and connect with Aboriginal culture. Then, switch to Melbourne, the creative capital, where you'll dive into the food scene, leave your mark during a street art masterclass, and meet the penguins at Phillip Island.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef with a private marine biologist guide
Map of Australia Laid-Back Luxury Tour: Port Douglas & Sydney - 7 Days
Australia Laid-Back Luxury Tour: Port Douglas & Sydney - 7 Days

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef and tick off the icons of Sydney with this luxury seven-day Australia trip that squeezes in two bucket list destinations. Picture yourself meeting cuddly koalas, swimming with sea turtles and tropical fish, and floating through an ancient rainforest near Port Douglas. In Sydney, you'll cruise across the harbor at sunset, go behind the scenes at the Opera House, cycle across the city, and join a private chef at home.

Kick off your week in the Whitsundays at the opulent qualia Great Barrier Reef (photo courtesy of qualia)
Map of Australia Luxury Reef & City Escape: Hamilton Island & Sydney - 7 Days
Australia Luxury Reef & City Escape: Hamilton Island & Sydney - 7 Days

Experience the essence of Australian laid-back luxury with this seven-day Hamilton Island and Sydney trip. Start in the Whitsundays at an opulent award-winning resort, where you'll go diving on the Great Barrier Reef, helicopter above Heart Reef, and stand on Whitehaven Beach with a glass of sparkling wine. Switch to Sydney and tick off its icons in style. Cruise across the harbor at sunset, go behind the scenes at the Opera House, eat your way across the city, and climb over the famous bridge.

Take a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands to see Heart Reef followed by a sunset sail
Map of Romantic Australia Tour of Melbourne & the Great Barrier Reef - 7 Days
Romantic Australia Tour of Melbourne & the Great Barrier Reef - 7 Days

Perfect for couples, this weeklong Aussie trip combines city culture with an island paradise. Kick off the trip in Melbourne, where you'll explore the city's charming laneways and Great Ocean Road. Then, feel the enchantment of a hot-air balloon ride over the Yarra Valley before flying north to car-free Hamilton Island. Here, you'll soar above Heart Reef and sip champagne during a sunset cruise. Finish the adventure by snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and playing a round of golf on an island setting.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night for the ultimate romantic thrill
Map of Australia Honeymoon Adventure: Melbourne, Uluru & Sydney - 7 Days
Australia Honeymoon Adventure: Melbourne, Uluru & Sydney - 7 Days

Combine desert landscapes and urban elegance on this romantic Australia itinerary. Start by immersing yourselves in Melbourne's vibrant food scene, then float above the city in a hot-air balloon. Next, head inland to witness the famous Uluru rock transform into a fiery masterpiece during a camel ride. Finish in Sydney where you'll climb across the Harbour Bridge before setting sail as day turns to night. With culture, thrills, and romance, this honeymoon offers the ultimate taste of Australia's magic.

 Escape to one of Australia's most exclusive and secluded honeymoon destinations (photo courtesy of Capella Lodge)
Map of Australian Barefoot Luxury Honeymoon - 7 Days
Australian Barefoot Luxury Honeymoon - 7 Days

This romantic seven-day Australian honeymoon combines city life and the remote wilderness of one of Australia's most exclusive islands. Begin your trip with a sunset dinner cruise across Sydney Harbour. Ascend the Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore sunkissed beaches with a local, and taste wines in the Hunter Valley. Then, jet off to the idyllic Lord Howe Island. Here, you'll connect with nature and each other, spending your days hiking, snorkeling, and drinking in the sunset from your luxury lodge.

Toast to your future while sampling local wines in Hunter Valley
Map of Australia's Ultimate Honeymoon for Food & Wine Lovers - 7 Days
Australia's Ultimate Honeymoon for Food & Wine Lovers - 7 Days

This indulgent Australian honeymoon is designed for lovers of all things gourmet. Begin your romantic journey in Sydney, where you'll board a luxurious yacht and climb the iconic Harbour Bridge at night. Then, in Melbourne, dive into laneway culture and cafés, and and sample the progressive restaurant scene. Beyond the cities, taste the vineyard-dotted landscapes of the Hunter Valley, traverse the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas, and drive along the scenic Great Ocean Road for photo ops.

Stay three nights at a luxury lodge in the rainforest (photo courtesy of Silky Oaks Lodge)
Map of Australian Tropical Romance: Sydney & Queensland - 7 Days
Australian Tropical Romance: Sydney & Queensland - 7 Days

This blissful seven-day Australian honeymoon combines city fun, natural wonders, and adventure. Your romantic trip begins in cosmopolitan Sydney, where you'll cycle past iconic sights and savor a relaxed Aussie lunch cruise on the harbor. Then, jet north to the tropics in Queensland and drive the scenic coastline to Port Douglas, where you'll spend evenings immersed in a luxe Daintree Rainforest lodge. You'll snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, taste native bush foods, and helicopter to a private waterfall.

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