31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
7
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns route builder site .

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 18 hours. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, trot along with a tour on horseback, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip site .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

3
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at With Sugar, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

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 The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Leura, Jenolan Caves, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in July, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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