31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Faulconbridge
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Angaston
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
days
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 17th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, browse for treasures at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, look for gifts at The Nook, look for gifts at Moontree, then stop by Teddy Sinclair, and finally pick up some local products at Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Faulconbridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Faulconbridge. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, The National Pass, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets
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Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets ©
Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faulconbridge to Lord Howe Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Melbourne are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Angaston.

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Angaston

Angaston ©
Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Thorn-Clarke Wines, then stop by Barossa Valley Cheese Company, and then stop by Birthstones in the Barossa.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Angaston trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Angaston. In September, daily temperatures in Angaston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru.

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#Shopping, #Wineries
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Barossa Valley Cheese Company ©
Barossa Valley Cheese Company
Birthstones in the Barossa ©
Birthstones in the Barossa

3
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Maguk Gorge will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Nourlangie Rock. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angaston to Jabiru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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.
Do your shopping at Funstuff by Lynda and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and look for gifts at With Sugar.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 4th (Thu): hike along Kuniya Walk and then explore and take pictures at Uluru.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are a bit cooler (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Shop till you drop at Tanks Arts Centre and Smithfield Shopping Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 85°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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