31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Brighton
— 1 day
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pune


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2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. There's much more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Pune, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brighton.

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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
day
Brighton

Brighton ©
On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Mona and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Brighton trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brighton in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Brighton at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Brighton

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Wendouree and then steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Brighton to Ballarat in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get a taste of the local shopping with Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
St John the Baptist Church ©
St John the Baptist Church

2
nights
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by The Nook, explore and take pictures at The National Pass, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Lennox Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get into the urban bustle at Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally take some stellar pictures from Elysian Rock Lookout.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Faulconbridge trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Canberra to Faulconbridge in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in May, with highs in Faulconbridge at 24°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Gallery Blackheath
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip site .

You can drive from Faulconbridge to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Faulconbridge in May, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Miami Marketta. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Do your shopping at Coffee Works and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Spend the 25th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In May, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Rusty's Market. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get some fabulous bargains at DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets, stop by Australian Leather Company, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns online travel planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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