31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Exeter
train + Fly:  22​h 15​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
Exeter

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scarborough Beach and Perth Zoo. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Mandurah Cruises in Mandurah, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Swan River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, appreciate the history behind Elizabeth Quay, and admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planning app .

Exeter, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Mandurah Cruises, Scarborough Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

5
days
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Litchfield National Park and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and cool off at Big Buoy Water Park.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darwin journey planner.

Fly from Perth to Darwin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in September, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 26°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Horses in Port). Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker website .

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Darwin in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Dicky Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Roma Street Parkland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (in Tanawha) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Pelican Feeding, Mooloolaba Beach, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Bells Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Anglesea Bike Park in Anglesea (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Melbourne is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat Wildlife Park, Bells Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Anglesea Bike Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

4
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shelly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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