31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + taxi:  21​h 30​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
9
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
10
Lady Elliot Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Calgary

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get outdoors at Coastal walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tacking Point Lighthouse and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Bowraville (Bowraville Folk Museum & Frank Partridge VC Military Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, contemplate the long history of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and identify plant and animal life at Googik heritage Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip builder site .

Calgary, Canada to Port Macquarie is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Calgary to Port Macquarie due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Calgary, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowraville
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip site .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Alice Springs in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in October: highs in Alice Springs hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bluff Knoll and Torndirrup National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and Western Australian Museum - Albany. Venture out of the city with trips to Porongurup National Park (in Mount Barker) and Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, Bluff Knoll, Porongurup National Park
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Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum
Porongurup National Park ©
Porongurup National Park

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 7th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach, then don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, and finally do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then view the masterpieces at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, then don't miss a visit to George's 40,000 Castle Lights, and finally relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island visit planner .

Fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Fine Art Kangaroo Island ©
Fine Art Kangaroo Island

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Port Arthur (Cape Raoul & The Parsonage). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Salamanca Arts Centre, look for gifts at Aspect Design, take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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.
Australian War Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Anzac Memorial and Customs House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bronte Beach and Bondi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Australian War Memorial, Wentworth Falls, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You've now added Champagne Pools to your itinerary. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach will get you outdoors.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Fraser Island are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hidden Valley Handcrafts as well as Tunnel Creek National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Broome travel route planning site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Broome by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in November; daily highs in Broome reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Broome

Nature Parks Shopping
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Tunnel Creek National Park ©
Tunnel Creek National Park
Hidden Valley Handcrafts ©
Hidden Valley Handcrafts

2
nights
Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lady Elliot Island Dive Shop. On the 22nd (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lady Elliot Island route maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Lady Elliot Island. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Lady Elliot Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lady Elliot Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse ©
Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

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