31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Gladstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Mackay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Mogo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Narooma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
12
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Port MacDonnell
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
14
Adelaide
— 2 nights
End: Adelaide

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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.
Head to Queen Street Mall and Seaview Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maroochydore Beach and Caloundra Lighthouses. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

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Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Lake Awoonga, get engrossed in the history at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, then get great views at Auckland Hill Lookout, and finally enjoy some diversion at East Shores Water Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Tondoon Botanic Gardens and then do a tasting at Gecko Valley Winery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gladstone trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Gladstone. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you will find days in Gladstone are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lake Awoonga
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Lake Awoonga ©
Lake Awoonga
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Melba House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Smalleys Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Mackay General Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Gooseponds and then browse the exhibits of Fredericks Showcase Space.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mackay online trip maker .

Getting from Gladstone to Mackay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. November in Mackay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Melba House, Smalleys Beach
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Melba House ©
Melba House
Mackay General Cemetery ©
Mackay General Cemetery

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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy ©
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agnes Water Main Beach, take an in-depth tour of Agnes Water Museum, go for a walk through Paperbark Forest Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Lady Musgrave Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seventeen Seventy online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mackay to Seventeen Seventy in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Agnes Water, Lady Musgrave Island
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary
Agnes Water Museum ©
Agnes Water Museum
Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn ©

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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 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and finally play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and finally view the masterpieces at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seventeen Seventy to Gold Coast. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seventeen Seventy in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Head to Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop and The Rocks Marketsfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, North Head Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach, then delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, then learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Bowraville Folk Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, then do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, and finally take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour travel route website .

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bowraville, The Boardwalk, Two Tails Wines, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
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Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
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You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Mogo on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Mogo

Mogo ©
Mogo is a small heritage town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rosemont The Patchwork Shop, then stroll through Broulee Island Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Broulee Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Malua Bay Beach and then look for gifts at Hidden Treasures Mogo.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mogo trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Newcastle to Mogo with the Route module. November in Mogo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Mogo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broulee, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Broulee Beach ©
Broulee Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach
Rosemont The Patchwork Shop ©
Rosemont The Patchwork Shop

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Narooma

Narooma
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Narooma trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mogo to Narooma in an hour. While traveling from Mogo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Narooma, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Narooma

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and St John the Baptist Church. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mugga-Mugga Cottage, take in the spiritual surroundings of ACT Baha'i Centre, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas.

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Getting from Narooma to Canberra by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Narooma in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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Port MacDonnell

Port MacDonnell ©
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Donald & Sheila Feast's Classic Car Collection & memorabilia.

You can plan Port MacDonnell trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Port MacDonnell with the Route module. In November in Port MacDonnell, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
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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 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach, then learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, and then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum Port Adelaide and then appreciate the extensive heritage of North Terrace.

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Explore your travel options from Port MacDonnell to Adelaide with the Route module. Traveling from Port MacDonnell in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Adelaide. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Henley Beach, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

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