31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Santiago

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, stroll through Shark Island, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip builder website .

Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Santiago to Sydney. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then putt your heart out at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast vacation planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online road trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, and stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Port Douglas by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in July since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Myall Beach and Cape Trib Farm. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Tribulation Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

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

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) 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 Jul 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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.
Visiting Uluru and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. The adventure continues: hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne route builder .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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