31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
4
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
8
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
10
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
11
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, then explore and take pictures at Red Arrow Walk, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns is 9 hours. When traveling from Dusseldorf in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Red Arrow Walk, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and With Sugar. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Photography Tours in Daintree, approximately 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online road trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Photography Tours

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 3rd (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island travel site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

1
night
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head off the coast to Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hayman Island road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island. June in Hayman Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Wildlife Trails Parks
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3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hayman Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hayman Island in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bouddi National Park and Clovelly. It doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey builder website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. We've included these beaches for you: Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Ard Gorge and The Redwoods. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Beech Forest (Hopetoun Falls & Triplet Falls). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps and explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Port Campbell by combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs, Johanna Beach
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island journey maker .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surfers Point and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Get in touch with nature at Boranup Karri Forest and Bunker Bay. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre and learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River holiday builder .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River in 12 hours. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Boranup Karri Forest, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Take a break from the city and head to Shothole Canyon and Ningaloo Reef. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Exmouth trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. June in Exmouth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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