31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Blackheath trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Blackheath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

Plan a trip to Canberra easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Canberra takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Blackheath in March, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the activities along Swan River and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perth sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Perth at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the galleries of Bones and Jones, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and MaisyMoo (in Caloundra). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane tour planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In April, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

MaisyMoo, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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