31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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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 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Perth to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in November, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Melbourne

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

2
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.
On the 26th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 2nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stop by Coffee Works.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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