31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

6
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 Melbourne Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, hunt for treasures at Degraves Street, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

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

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne is 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru and Walpa Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Kuniya Walk and Kata Tjuta will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, look for gifts at Luminous Lights, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas make great kid-friendly stops. Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and Funstuff by Lynda. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach). Spend the 27th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, look for gifts at With Sugar, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ned's Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Escape the urban bustle at Lagoon Beach and Lord Howe Island Museum. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online tour builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

7
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 a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Attractions like Bondi Beach and Clovelly make great kid-friendly stops. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay May 3 — 10:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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