31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  29​h
1
Pokolbin
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
2
Redcliffe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
+3
taxi + train + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Port Arthur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
On the 14th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, do a tasting at Hungerford Hill Wines, do a tasting at Tatler Wines, then look for gifts at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food, and finally learn about winemaking at First Creek Wines & Winemaking Services. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, learn about winemaking at Waverley Estate, then do a tasting at Misty Glen Wines, and finally indulge your taste buds at Tintilla Estate.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin route maker .

Manchester, UK to Pokolbin is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Pokolbin reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Redcliffe.

Things to do in Pokolbin

#Wineries, #Shopping

Side Trips

Tatler Wines, Ernest Hill Wines
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
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Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Hungerford Hill Wines ©
Hungerford Hill Wines
Waverley Estate ©
Waverley Estate

3
nights
Redcliffe

Redcliffe ©
Redcliffe is a residential suburb of the Brisbane metropolitan area located within Moreton Bay Region LGA in the east north-east of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 28km north-north-east of the Brisbane CBD. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Fort Lytton National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Redcliffe side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Roma Street Parkland, & more).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Redcliffe road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Pokolbin to Redcliffe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pokolbin in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Redcliffe, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Redcliffe

#Parks, #Beaches, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Brisbane, Caloundra
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Shop till you drop at The Original Eumundi Markets and Hastings Street. Visit Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Maroochydore (Maroochydore Beach & Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza), Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Point Cartwright). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Redcliffe to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Maroochydore, Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Castle
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

1
night
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
On the 25th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Caves, admire the natural beauty at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, then make a trip to Gallery Walk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Thunderbird Park.

Planning Tamborine Mountain trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Noosa to Tamborine Mountain in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves
Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens ©
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, then see the interesting displays at The Residency, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip site .

Do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Tamborine Mountain to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tamborine Mountain in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, make a trip to Field of Light, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
day
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur route maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Arthur in 8 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Port Arthur are cooler (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mona and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy some diversion at Tasmanian Hockey Centre, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart driving holiday planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, do a tasting at Entally Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Scots Church. The adventure continues: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Launceston in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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