31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
3
Moreton Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

11
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see The Three Sisters about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Sydney route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. In December, Sydney is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mosman, The Three Sisters
Find places to stay Dec 22 — Jan 2:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, get outside with Pelican Feeding, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

Find out how to plan Gold Coast trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Moreton Island is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse, make a trip to Tangalooma Wrecks, head outdoors with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding, and head off the coast to Moreton Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moreton Island trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Moreton Island with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Moreton Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Moreton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moreton Island to Cairns. When traveling from Moreton Island in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Melbourne is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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