31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

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Port Douglas

— 2 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, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Port Douglas is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Saskatoon in November, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Melbourne

— 5 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.
Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Katoomba

— 4 nights
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: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Katoomba online road trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Katoomba at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder app.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On the next day, stop by Watermelon Red, get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planning site.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Noosa in 7 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Noosa due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.