31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lanzhou
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Lanzhou

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Olive Farm Wines, & more), Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville) and Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, learn about winemaking at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Perth online driving holiday planner .

Lanzhou, China to Perth is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Lanzhou in November; daily highs in Perth reach 33°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wineries, #Nature

Side Trips

Millendon, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Talijancich Wines, Fremantle Prison, Upper Reach Winery
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Tyler's Vineyard ©
Tyler's Vineyard
Fig Tree Estate ©
Fig Tree Estate

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online visit planner .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra attractions website .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

6
nights
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

Make your Lord Howe Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Myall Beach, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Port Douglas Golf Tours ©
Port Douglas Golf Tours
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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