31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
9
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
10
Margaret River
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  17​h
11
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 2nd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart journey planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore hidden gems such as Coastal walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and see the interesting displays at Roto House.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie journey planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muddy's Playground and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Cairns in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Alice Springs hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then hike along Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Katherine Outback Experience, then don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in July, with highs in Katherine at 36°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip builder app .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

3
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Broome Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome route site .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Broome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in July since evenings lows in Broome dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, and then pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial.

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Getting from Broome to Exmouth by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Broome in July, expect Exmouth to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

2
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, and stop by Howling Wolves Wines Cellar Door.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell online visit planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Margaret River to Port Campbell in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Port Campbell is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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