31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Jervis Bay
— 1 day
Fly
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Torquay
— 1 night
Fly
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Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prevelly
— 2 nights
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Drive to Busselton Regional Airport, Fly to Learmonth Airport, Drive to Ningaloo
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Ningaloo
— 2 nights
Drive to Learmonth Airport, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Townsville
— 1 night
Train
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Lennox Head
— 1 night
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Yamba
— 1 night
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Crescent Head
— 1 night
Drive to Port Macquarie Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Jervis Bay — 1 day

A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Callala Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moona Moona Creek.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay holiday planner.

Sydney to Jervis Bay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Sydney in January, Jervis Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Torquay.
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Torquay — 1 night

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Torquay travel route planner.

Fly from Jervis Bay to Torquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jervis Bay in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Torquay, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 2 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 3rd (Tue), Head underground at Ngilgi Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Smiths Beach. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Torquay to Margaret River takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prevelly.
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Prevelly — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay and then stroll through Surfers Point.

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

Prevelly is just a stone's throw from Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ningaloo.
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Ningaloo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ningaloo trip site.

Explore your travel options from Prevelly to Ningaloo with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Jetty in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ningaloo to Cairns. Traveling from Ningaloo to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ningaloo in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Wangetti to see Rex Lookout about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder 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 January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Townsville.
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Townsville — 1 night

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 15th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Anzac Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville online visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Townsville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Townsville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Whitsunday Island.
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Whitsunday Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island travel route planner.

Getting from Townsville to Whitsunday Island by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Townsville in January since evenings lows in Whitsunday Island dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Marcoola Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Shelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra), Fishermans Road Market (in Diddillibah) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: tee off at Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course and relax and rejuvenate at Massage With Kimberlee Peregian Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 4 nights

Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Take a break from the city and head to Surfers Paradise Beach and Climbing Tours. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Good Vibes Pilates & Yoga. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands, &more).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 1 night

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): have unforgettable encounters with Sundive Byron Bay, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then stroll through Broken Head Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lennox Head.
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Lennox Head — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout and then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lennox Head holiday app.

Lennox Head is just a short distance from Byron Bay. January in Lennox Head sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yamba.
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Yamba — 1 night

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turners Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at Yamba Remedial Massage.

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Drive from Lennox Head to Yamba in 1.5 hours. In January in Yamba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Crescent Head.
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Crescent Head — 1 night

Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Goolawah National Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Crescent Head travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yamba to Crescent Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yamba in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Crescent Head: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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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