31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
8
Perth
— 2 nights

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk & Myall Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations), Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in Brisbane at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra Coastal Walk, Wirreanda Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, thentrek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey planning app.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. December in Sydney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perth sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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