31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive:  24​h
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 45​min
8
Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  29​h
10
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  21​h 15​min
11
Broome
— 2 nights
Drive:  26​h
End: Perth

1
night
Perth

Perth
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Perth. In January, daytime highs in Perth are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Esperance on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Do some cultural sightseeing at Esperance Stonehenge and Anything & Everything Esperance. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Beach, and make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Esperance online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Perth to Esperance by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Esperance to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): shop like a local with Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Henley Beach, then kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, and finally shop like a local with North Terrace. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, then stroll the grounds of West Terrace Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide journey planner.

Getting from Esperance to Adelaide by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Esperance to Adelaide. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

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.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the masterpieces at ArtVo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online journey builder .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Frankston Beach
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and finally sample the fine beverages at Underground Spirits. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Namadgi National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Canberra sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Namadgi National Park ©
Namadgi National Park

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Sydney Opera House. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bronte Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney journey maker tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Shorncliffe Beach. Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

2
nights
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Townsville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in January since evenings lows in Townsville dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the galleries of Cairns Art Gallery, then make a trip to Freshwater Station, then identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach, then admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, then admire the sheer force of Behana Gorge Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online holiday planner .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls

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night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin driving holiday planner .

Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Darwin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Casuarina Coastal Reserve ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Safaris
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard Shopping Centre, explore the galleries of The Courthouse Collection, then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery, then stroll through Cable Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Broome travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Broome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Broome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

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