31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Townsville
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
7
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + ferry + Drive:  20​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
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 outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planning tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in December, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner .

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Babinda Boulders. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra), Granite Gorge Nature Park (in Mareeba) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders, Curtain Fig National Park, Granite Gorge Nature Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
On the 28th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and then stop by With Sugar.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route planning app .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): stop by Into The Blue Gallery, kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach, and then choose your vessel at Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online trip builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In December in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach ©
Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Townsville trip planner.

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Big Mama Sailing and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

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Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 5th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Creations at The Harbour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Fraser Island takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Magnetic Island in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Creations at The Harbour
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and then wander the streets of West End.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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West End ©
West End
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

3
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
We've included these beaches for you: Scotts Head Beach and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horsehoe Bay Beach and Diggers beach. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Big Banana, take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout, tee off at Bonville Golf Resort, and learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour online travel route builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Urunga, Scotts Head Beach, Two Tails Wines, Horsehoe Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
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Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 12th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures and then identify plant and animal life at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach and then stroll through Australian Reptile Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Australian Reptile Park
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

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