31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 2 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Perth

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Melbourne — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Perth to Melbourne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Sydney — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit The Rocks, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leura.
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Leura — 2 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 10th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and then take some stellar pictures from Wentworth Falls Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leura driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Leura in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Side Trip

Cape Tribulation — 3 nights

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Photography Tours in Daintree--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and get great views at Mount Alexandra Lookout.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.
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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.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Side Trip

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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