31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
6
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Grand Canyon track, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and then get outside with Evans Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, Leura is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Evans Lookout ©
Evans Lookout
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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 14th (Tue), make a trip to Uluru.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Leura in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail Bike Adventures, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns online journey builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

3
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 (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get outside with The Bump Track, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
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: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jabiru online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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