31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
11
Ceduna
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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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 5th (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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 8th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 9th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas visit planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

1
night
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for Whitsunday Island on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitehaven Beach. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Whitsunday Island day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ceduna to Whitsunday Island. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ceduna in March; daily highs in Whitsunday Island reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Epicurean Food and Wine Tours as well as Ocean Road Tours. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Koala Conservation Centre. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In March, Melbourne is little chillier than Whitsunday Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lorne trip planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Lorne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Split Point Lighthouse, Mait's Rest
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 22nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Apostle Whey Cheese and then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Lorne to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Shopping
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. Get some cultural insight at Penong Windmill Museum and National Trust Ceduna School House Museum. Let the collections at Woolshed Museum and Great White Shark Replica capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Streaky Bay (Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park, Streaky Bay National Trust Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Head of Bight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goog's Track, don't miss a visit to Ceduna Jetty, and trek along Encounter Walking Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ceduna trip planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Ceduna in 15.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Streaky Bay, Penong
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Head of Bight ©
Head of Bight
Penong Windmill Museum ©
Penong Windmill Museum
Islands Caravan Park ©
Islands Caravan Park

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