31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  8 h 30 min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  9 h
8
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2 h 30 min
9
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: London

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.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

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London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for much hotter days in Perth, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Darwin road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Darwin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Darwin is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs journey maker app .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in December, Alice Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, then get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online tour planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Adelaide is a bit cooler than Alice Springs - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, have some family-friendly fun at Breakr, and get curious at Questacon.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see South Bank Parklands about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Gold Coast. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Bank Parklands
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 20th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then step aboard Maheno Wreck.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fraser Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach and then make a trip to Passage Peak.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park, kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, plan for little chillier nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for Cairns on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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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 Safaris (in Port Douglas). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary site .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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