31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
11
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
13
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. On your second day here, get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Half Moon Bay. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Craft Victoria. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Degraves Street, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 31st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally browse the exhibits of Strathnairn Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Canberra, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, then stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Katoomba, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Megalong Creek Estate
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Clovelly, and explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

2
nights
Brisbane

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.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane visit planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip 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. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

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.
On the 14th (Sun), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and finally stroll through Nudey Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Museums Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palm Cove online journey builder .

Palm Cove is just a stone's throw from Cairns. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Rex Lookout, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Palm Cove to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Palm Cove in April, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then view the masterpieces at Australian Red Gum Gallery. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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