31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Jason Ree. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney route maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Kiama Blowhole, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Tacking Point Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coastal walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and see the interesting displays at Roto House.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Alice Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in April: highs in Alice Springs hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Visiting Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Emu Point and Greens Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Middleton Beach and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Step out of Albany to go to Scotsdale and see The Denmark Heritage Cider Company, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Little Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect nights in Albany to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yallingup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm. You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and Remarkable Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at The Tamar Valley and Platypus House. You'll explore and learn at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Design Centre Tasmania. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe), Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and stroll around City Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Launceston by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Richmond Gaol and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Maria Island National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

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