31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Blackheath
— 3 nights
3
Canberra
— 1 night
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
5
Perth
— 1 night
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights
10
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Blackheath.

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
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Blackheath

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blackheath: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of The National Pass.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Blackheath trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Blackheath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, thentake an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip builder site.

You can drive from Blackheath to Canberra in 4 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can 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
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament 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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough 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
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Swan River and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Perth: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
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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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Field of Light, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. 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 Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to 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:
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to 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:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, thenget a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenkick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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