31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Edmonton

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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Portrait Gallery and Royal Australian Mint. Change things up with a short trip to Gundog Cork Street Cellar in Gundaroo (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planning app .

Edmonton, Canada to Canberra is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Canberra is 17 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in June; daily highs in Canberra reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Gundog Cork Street Cellar
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Questacon ©
Questacon
National Arboretum Canberra ©
National Arboretum Canberra
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip tool .

Getting from Canberra to Hobart by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in June, Hobart is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Cave and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, and shop like a local with JahRoc Galleries.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Margaret River in 12 hours. Traveling from Hobart to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, McLeod Creek Wines, Ngilgi Cave
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, and then don't miss a visit to Potshot Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Exmouth visit planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Historical Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, 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 stroll through Cable Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Broome trip site .

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, Broome is somewhat warmer than Exmouth - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Helicopter Tours. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and browse the exhibits of Paul Arnold Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Darwin online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 9th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine trip maker tool .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katherine, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Anzac Hill and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in July, things will get little chillier in Alice Springs: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agincourt Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and stop by With Sugar.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Paronella Park. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Palm Cove Beach, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Helicopter Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

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