31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h
3
Caloundra
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Freshwater Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 19:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
You'll get in some beach time at Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to North Shore Dog Beach (in Mudjimba) and Noosa Main Beach (in Noosa).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Caloundra trip planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa Main Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Mooloolaba Beach, North Shore Dog Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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 get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Daintree Entomological museum & Cape Tribulation Beach). Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle from Caloundra to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay Beach, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill), Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard & Fig Tree Estate) and Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Trigg Beach, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Perth. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Millendon, Cottesloe Beach, Trigg Beach, Scarborough Beach, Talijancich Wines
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Trigg Beach ©
Trigg Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandridge Beach, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary tool .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach

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