31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
6
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
10
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Toronto

2
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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Toronto in June since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, and explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and get outside with Lake Jabiru.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, make a trip to Uluru, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

Plan my Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Wobiri Beach and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Exmouth takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Exmouth is a bit warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Wobiri Beach ©
Wobiri Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey site .

You can fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Exmouth in June, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Balloon Rides
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Fraser Island Great Walk will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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