31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bern
train + Fly:  29​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Bern

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, and kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner .

Bern, Switzerland to Adelaide is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Bern to Adelaide, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Adelaide is warmer than Bern - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dendy Street Beach, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Logan Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St Kilda road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to St Kilda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect nights in St Kilda to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dendy Street Beach, Scienceworks, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Logan Reserve
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

4
nights
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, engage your brain at Questacon, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip tool .

Traveling by flight from St Kilda to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from St Kilda in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

6
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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip site .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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.
Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, get outside with Pelican Feeding, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Oz Ski Resort (in Coolum Beach). There's still lots to do: get your game on at SunJet Simulations, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, cool off at Thrill Hill Waterslide, and kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Thrill Hill Waterslide, Mount Ninderry
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 31st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary site .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Mooloolaba, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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