31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Hobart
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Brisbane

— 4 nights

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, view the masterpieces at Birrunga Gallery & Dining, let the kids burn off some steam at Frew Park, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane journey planning tool.

Gaya, India to Brisbane is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Gaya in August, things will get much colder in Brisbane: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
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 Tamborine Mountain to see Cork 'n Fork Tours about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, try out the rides at Infinity Attraction, and take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art.

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You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Elysian Rock Lookout (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gold Coast in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): engage your brain at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get little chillier in Canberra: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Melbourne

— 3 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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne online road trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in August, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Cairns

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Cairns is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk, Cape Trib Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route builder.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Perth

— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Life Wellness Massage Therapy.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Perth route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Perth takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Perth. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 28th (Sat), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide road trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in August, plan for little chillier days in Adelaide, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart road trip app.

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Hobart. Traveling from Adelaide in August, Hobart is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Parks

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.