31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
3
Pokolbin
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Shanghai

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary site .

Shanghai, China to Cairns is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Shanghai to Cairns. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll get in some beach time at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and You and Bamboofor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Byron Bay to see Cape Byron Walking Track about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, You and Bamboo
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

1
day
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, then do a tasting at Peterson House, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Make your Pokolbin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Gold Coast to Pokolbin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Pokolbin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see Wentworth Falls, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pokolbin to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Sorrento Front Beach and Degraves Street. There's much more to do: stroll through Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne attractions planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sorrento Front Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Balloon Rides
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch and stroll through Stokes Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island tour itinerary builder app .

Fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adelaide Central Market and Horseshoe Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Carrickalinga Beach and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: McLaren Vale (Shingleback & McLaren Vale III Associates). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park and make a trip to Adelaide Oval.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market

3
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
For shopping fun, head to Fremantle Markets or Emma Blyth Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cottesloe Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in April, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Caversham Wildlife Park, Secret Harbour Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Markets
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Point and Hamelin Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Cave and Cowaramup Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Boranup Karri Forest (in Australia Plains) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, shop like a local with JahRoc Galleries, look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Margaret River itinerary planner .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Boranup Karri Forest
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reddell Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, and browse the exhibits of The Courthouse Collection.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Broome planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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