31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Islamabad

4
nights
Melbourne

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 (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary app .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Melbourne is 5 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sun), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
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 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner.

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 April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Fraser Island day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island visit planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
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, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney visit planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
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 12th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Canberra reach 19°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Perth tour planning app .

You can fly from Canberra to Perth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in May; daily highs in Perth reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bells Rapids Park, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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