31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Sydney

— 4 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Palm Springs, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Traveling from Palm Springs in September, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 4 nights

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 63°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Swan River, have fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perth road trip site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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: make a trip to Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are a bit warmer (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk & Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.