31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  29​h
1
Bendigo
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Clare
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Bendigo Art Gallery and Dunolly Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: The Great Aussie Beer Shed (in Echuca), Avoca (Blue Pyrenees Estate & Mount Avoca) and Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bendigo trip planner .

Newark, USA to Bendigo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Echuca, Avoca, Dunolly Museum, Spas & Wellness
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jeanneret Wines and Sevenhill Cellars. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Sussex Squire Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Burra (Burra Regional Art Gallery & Burra Railway Station). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Paulett Wines, view the masterpieces at Clare Valley Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church, and contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Clare online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bendigo to Clare. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Burra, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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Jeanneret Wines ©
Jeanneret Wines
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Gallery of Australia and Mount Ainslie Lookout. Museum-lovers will get to explore Questacon and National Portrait Gallery. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, and explore the world behind art at Drill Hall Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Canberra. In July, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Brett Whiteley Studio. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and Golden Drop Mango Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Mossman Gorge and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns road trip site .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Golden Drop Mango Winery, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Redgate Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. When in Margaret River, make a side trip to see Water wheel in Augusta, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Margaret River in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Cape Grace Wines, McLeod Creek Wines, Lake Cave, Redgate Wines
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Broome Historical Museum and Gantheaume Point. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catholic Diocese of Broome and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Broome sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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 the less-touristy side of things at Litchfield National Park and Darwin Aviation Museum. Appreciate the collections at Defence of Darwin Experience and Mason Gallery. Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

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