31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker website .

Ahmedabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Cairns is 4 hours. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Myall Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

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Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip maker .

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 12th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba day trip planning website .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Gallery Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
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, stroll through Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and don't miss a visit to Ubirr.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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