31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Thornton
— 1 night
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights

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Thornton

Your day by day itinerary now includes Northern Highland Travel - Day Tours. On the 1st (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Big UGG Boots and then go sightseeing with Northern Highland Travel - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Mortels Sheepskin Factory and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thornton trip builder tool.

Sydney to Thornton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Thornton are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Thornton

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
The Big UGG Boots ©
The Big UGG Boots
Mortels Sheepskin Factory ©
Mortels Sheepskin Factory

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nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at Hargraves Lookout, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katoomba route planner.

You can drive from Thornton to Katoomba in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Sweets On Maple (in Maleny) and Caloundra (Caloundra Jet Ski & Spas). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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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 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online trip builder.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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