31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  22​h
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Brussels

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth travel route planning site .

Brussels, Belgium to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Perth is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Perth reach 21°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can 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

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Katoomba.

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

4
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 a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). On the 13th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, Katoomba is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Creek Estate, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, hike along Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to 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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Port Douglas to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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