31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Bilpin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth attractions tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Perth to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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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 (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cape Tribulation vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Cape Tribulation to Brisbane in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cape Tribulation in August, with highs in Brisbane at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fraser Island day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Bilpin.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

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night
Bilpin

Bilpin ©
Bilpin is a small town on the historic Bells Line of Road in the City of Hawkesbury local government area in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then trek along Grand Canyon track, and then go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bilpin vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Bilpin. In August, Bilpin is slightly colder than Fraser Island - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bilpin

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Bilpin to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bilpin in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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