31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
train:  4​h 15​min
1
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Callala Beach and Nelson Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blenheim Beach and kick back and relax at Murrays Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Jervis Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, Jervis Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

2
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Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mait's Rest and Johanna Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Gibsons Steps and Twelve Apostles. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell holiday website .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Get some cultural insight at McLaren Vale III Associates and St Joseph's Catholic Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley) and Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay.

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

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Victor Harbor takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delamere, Carrickalinga Beach, McLaren Vale III Associates, Horseshoe Bay, St Joseph's Catholic Church
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
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Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Step off the beaten path and head to Riesling Trail and Paulett Wines. Sevenhill Cellars and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Crabtree Watervale Wines, contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Clare day trip website .

Drive from Victor Harbor to Clare in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Trails Parks

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Leasingham, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Mitchell Winery ©
Mitchell Winery

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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. We've included these beaches for you: Ten Mile Lagoon and West Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Salmon Beach and Great Ocean Drive. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wharton Beach, and explore the galleries of Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Esperance trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clare to Esperance. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Clare to Esperance. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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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.
Visit Middleton Beach and Little Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Desert Mounted Corps Memorial and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Greens Pool (in Denmark) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Vancouver Arts Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Albany online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Esperance, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cheynes Beach, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Point and Hamelin Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Caves Road and Mammoth Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Firetail Wines, Cowaramup Bay, McLeod Creek Wines
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 30th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Cairns in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Cairns due to the time zone difference. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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