31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 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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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

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Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Lake Jabiru.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, visit The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in May, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: trek 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 find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker tool.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.