31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Eden
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Paynesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Adelaide
— 3 nights
End: Adelaide

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Visit Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Spas & Wellness (in Maroochydore), Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, make a trip to Cathedral Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online day 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 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Maroochydore Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

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

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly, Wollongong, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Lincoln's Rock
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
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 17th (Sun), explore the galleries of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, then make a trip to Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Eden.

Things to do in Canberra

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

2
nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
On the 19th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Panboola Wetlands, then kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eden visit website .

You can drive from Canberra to Eden in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Eden, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paynesville.

Things to do in Eden

Wildlife Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panboola Wetlands, Short Point Recreation Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Panboola Wetlands ©
Panboola Wetlands

2
nights
Paynesville

Paynesville ©
Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Snowy River Marlo and Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography. Get some cultural insight at Wyanga Park Winery and Trinculo Shipwreck. Change things up with these side-trips from Paynesville: Lakes Entrance (Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals & Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes and head off the coast to The Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paynesville trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Eden to Paynesville in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Eden in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Paynesville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Paynesville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Trinculo Shipwreck, Snowy River Marlo, The Lakes National Park, Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Trinculo Shipwreck ©
Trinculo Shipwreck
Wyanga Park Winery ©
Wyanga Park Winery

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Central. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Church, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online route maker .

Getting from Paynesville to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ballarat
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Popular historic sites such as Cape Nelson lighthouse and Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Pierrepoint Wines and Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest and Blowholes, admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens, learn about all things military at World War II Memorial Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk.

Discover how to plan a Portland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Melbourne to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Bridgewater, Pierrepoint Wines
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Pierrepoint Wines ©
Pierrepoint Wines

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Tanunda and Langmeil Winery. Visit Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards & Kalleske Wines), Tanunda (Rockford Winery, Lindsay Wine Estate, & more) and St George's Anglican Church (in Gawler). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through North Terrace, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Anglican Church, and examine the collection at National Motor Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide route app .

Drive from Portland to Adelaide in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Portland in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Henley Beach, National Motor Museum, St Peter's Anglican Church
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

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