31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Canberra
— 1 night
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
5
Perth
— 2 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
10
Brisbane
— 4 nights

4
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Sydney

Sydney ©
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, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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Asheville, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in January, with highs in Sydney at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, thenget engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

4
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Melbourne

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 museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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Torquay

Torquay ©
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 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Torquay attractions planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

13th Beach, Geelong Adventure Specialists, Point Lonsdale Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Lonsdale Beach ©
Point Lonsdale Beach

2
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Perth

Perth ©
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 15th (Wed): make a trip to Fremantle Prison, examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, thenpause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth vacation planner.

You can fly from Torquay to Perth in 9 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Torquay to Perth. Traveling from Torquay in January, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Port Douglas

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Start your trip to Port Douglas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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Cairns

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 a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Spas
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to SunJet Simulations in Mooloolaba--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder site.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Brisbane, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

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