31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Brisbane at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, SunJet Simulations, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala 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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Hargraves Lookout, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

5
nights
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 35 min away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, make a trip to Uluru, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Bloomfield Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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