31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  28​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h
2
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Belfast

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Exmouth journey builder .

Belfast, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Exmouth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belfast in July, you will find days in Exmouth are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Purnululu National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Purnululu National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Exmouth to Purnululu National Park in 24.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey site .

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Exhibition Building.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Fraser Island Great Walk and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 27th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get outside with Horses in Port.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip app .

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and get great views at Earl Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Earl Hill, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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