31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+5
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
8
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, &more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and walk around Anzac Park.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Jetryder, Passage Peak, &more) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of Above & Below Photography Gallery, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online vacation planner .

Take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. While traveling from Whitsunday Island, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Living Reef
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, make a trip to K'gari, and kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, stop by Watermelon Red, take in the pleasant sights at Caloundra Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Noosa sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Mooloolaba, Caloundra Coastal Walk, Wirreanda Park
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

1
night
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Byron Bay driving holiday website .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, Byron Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in August, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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.
On the 1st (Tue), browse the exhibits of Fremantle Prison, then pause for some photo ops at The watchers, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Elizabeth Quay. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Perth by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. August in Perth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, The watchers
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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