31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Mildura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Renmark
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
7
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Mount Isa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Cloncurry
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
13
Longreach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Blackall
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
15
Charleville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
16
Cunnamulla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
17
Bourke
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
18
Wodonga
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Sunraysia Cellar Door.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mildura trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Mildura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Renmark.

Things to do in Mildura

Nightlife Shopping
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Sunraysia Cellar Door ©
Sunraysia Cellar Door

1
night
Renmark

Renmark
Renmark is a town in South Australia's rural Riverland area, and is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray. For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Renmark trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mildura to Renmark in 2 hours. On the 9th (Wed), you're off toPort Augusta.

Things to do in Renmark

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta road trip website .

Drive from Renmark to Port Augusta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy sightseeing planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites Museums
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Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tennant Creek travel planner .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Tennant Creek takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in May, expect Tennant Creek to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums Nature Parks
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1
night
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 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs travel planning app .

Getting from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tennant Creek in May: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Mount Isa Family Fun Park and then get outside with Lake Moondarra.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Isa road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Mount Isa. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Isa when traveling from Cairns in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cloncurry.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Mount Isa Family Fun Park ©
Mount Isa Family Fun Park

1
night
Cloncurry

Cloncurry
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cloncurry trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Cloncurry in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cloncurry when traveling from Mount Isa in May, with lows around 20°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach driving holiday website .

Drive from Cloncurry to Longreach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Cloncurry in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Longreach, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Blackall.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum

1
night
Blackall

Blackall
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Blackall online trip planner .

You can drive from Longreach to Blackall in 2.5 hours. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Blackall

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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1
night
Charleville

Charleville
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleville trip maker app .

You can drive from Blackall to Charleville in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Charleville

Wildlife Tours Museums
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1
night
Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Neil Spencer Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cunnamulla trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Charleville to Cunnamulla takes 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bourke.
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

2
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Bourke

Bourke
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bourke trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cunnamulla to Bourke in 3 hours. You'll set off for Wodonga on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Bourke

Wildlife Nature Parks
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1
night
Wodonga

Wodonga ©
Wodonga is a city on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300km north-east of Melbourne, Australia. For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Wodonga tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bourke to Wodonga in 9 hours. May in Wodonga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wodonga

Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Pfeiffer Wines, Albury Botanic Garden, Gallery 294
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Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Gallery 294 ©
Gallery 294

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