31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip tool.

Bucharest, Romania to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bucharest to Cairns. Traveling from Bucharest in October, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, make a short side trip with D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, get a new perspective on things with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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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, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

4
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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