31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + foot + train + bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + train + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
6
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and stop by With Sugar.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Port Douglas is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Relax by the water at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. Step out of Noosa with an excursion to Mooloolaba Beach in Mooloolaba--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Real McCaul.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Port Douglas to Noosa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Real McCaul, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Twelve Apostles and Johanna Beach. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park and then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Vineyard Road Cellar Door, pick up some local products at Harvest the Fleurieu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Adelaide in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Harvest the Fleurieu, Aldinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Vineyard Road Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Vineyard Road Cellar Door ©
Vineyard Road Cellar Door

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Thistle Cove. Get outdoors at Blue Haven Beach and Twilight Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon, stop by Mermaid Leather, and kick back and relax at Salmon Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Esperance itinerary planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Esperance by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Esperance due to the time zone difference. In May in Esperance, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greens Pool and Cheynes Beach. Visiting Little Beach and Lowlands Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale), Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Anvil Beach (in Denmark). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albany road trip website .

Getting from Esperance to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, The Denmark Heritage Cider Company
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cowaramup Bay and Yallingup Beach. Step out of Margaret River to go to Yallingup and see Ngilgi Cave, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, look for gifts at Treeton Fine Wood Studio, and kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, McLeod Creek Wines, Cowaramup Bay, Jewel Cave
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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