31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  29​h
End: Barcelona

8
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.
Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Herberton Mining Museum and Bones and Jones will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Ngarru Gallery) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take an in-depth tour of Spy & Camera Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Barcelona, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Cairns. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Barcelona in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Herberton, Port Douglas, Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Art Gallery of New South Wales and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Appreciate the collections at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. Get some historical perspective at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Star Village. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, view the masterpieces at Paul Arnold Gallery, learn about all things military at East Point Military Museum, and browse the exhibits of Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin journey planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Darwin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Darwin at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Darwin to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Darwin in February, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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