31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  25 h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

3
nights
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, &more) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary maker app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Brisbane is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Nassau to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Sea World Theme Park
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Port Douglas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along The Blue Arrow Circuit, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

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

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
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: make a trip to Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Melbourne

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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel route planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Canberra online trip maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

6
nights
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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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