31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
day
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 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Perth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in August; daily highs in Perth reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney vacation site .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: have fun at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, SunJet Simulations
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree (Photography Tours & Daintree Tea), Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk & Dubuji Boardwalk) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 22nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, walk around Anzac Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip app .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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