31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Bristol
train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
Perth
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 5 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
Bristol

1
day
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 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth journey planning site .

Bristol, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. In October, daytime highs in Perth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
days
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, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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

4
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Farm & Myall Beach). Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Fri) 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, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and stop by With Sugar.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

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

4
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail Bike Adventures, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
day
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 18th (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then hike along Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

5
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 23rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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 25th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

5
days
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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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

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