31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

7
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 (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 5th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Myall Beach, & more) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas route maker site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in February, with highs in Sydney at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Fri) 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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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