31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perpignan
train + Fly:  33​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Perpignan

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. St Monica's Cathedral and Michael Seebeck Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre in Atherton, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner .

Perpignan, France to Cairns is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In November, Cairns is warmer than Perpignan - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Visiting Safaris and Opal Reef will get you outdoors. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and stop by With Sugar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Vaucluse House are in your itinerary. Darling Harbour and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Blue Mountains. On the 3rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba tour planning site .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Perry's Lookdown, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

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.
Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Trinity College Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and get great views at Uluru.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) 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 ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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