31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Blackheath
— 5 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 3 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Biked & Beach - Palm Cove, Palm Cove Beach, &more) and Platypus Viewing Platform (in Yungaburra). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Macalister Brewing Company, play a few rounds at Turtle Point Golf Course, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder site.

Ahmedabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Long Reef Point (in Collaroy Beach), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The Crommelin Native Arboretum (in Pearl Beach). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and steep yourself in history at The Rocks Discovery Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel route planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath

— 5 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National Pass and Dryridge Estate. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Blast Furnace Park and Saint Bonaventure's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackheath: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Marrangaroo National Park (in Wallerawang) and Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, indulge your taste buds at TCP Day Tours, hike along Charles Darwin walk, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Blackheath can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blackheath

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Newells Paddock Wetlands will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Sovereign Hill. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Sea All Dolphin Swims in Queenscliff, approximately Queenscliff away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, visit Melbourne Central, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Melbourne with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Blackheath in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Mala Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Northbridge, explore the activities along Swan River, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, stroll through Scarborough Beach, then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

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.