31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 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
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison and then walk around Windsor Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Perth is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Melbourne.
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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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) 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, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Katoomba.
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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 sightseeing, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Rock, and hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Katoomba is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.
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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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Cairns.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns is minus 0.5 hours. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.
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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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly 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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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