31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
8
Darwin
— 4 nights
plane:  37​h
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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 9th (Sat), pick up some local products at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, steep yourself in history at Blundells' Cottage, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Canberra planner .

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in March, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market ©
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market
Blundells Cottage ©
Blundells Cottage

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, and hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, steep yourself in history at Cascade Brewery, and then go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mona, and then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Rundle Mall, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and then do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip website .

You can fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in March, expect Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tyler's Vineyard and Fremantle Prison. Museum-lovers will appreciate Illusionary Art and The Sacred India Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more), Herne Hill (The House of Honey & Talijancich Wines) and Millendon (Fig Tree Estate & Olive Farm Wines). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and stop by Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perth online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in March: highs in Perth hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Herne Hill, Swan Valley, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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.
On the 25th (Mon), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then learn about all things military at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, and finally get outside with Simpsons Gap. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Alice Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Darwin travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in March, Darwin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Wolston Farmhouse. Visit Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Brisbane takes 37 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Darwin in April, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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