31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
7
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Cairo

5
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Kids will enjoy Manly Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Sydney is 8 hours. In January, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Blue Mountains, Kiama Blowhole
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Russell Falls. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Russell Falls, The Neck
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bicheno tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Escape the urban bustle at The Tamar Valley and Marakoopa Cave. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Getting from Bicheno to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, St Columba Waterfall, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Admirals Arch. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Off-Road Tours
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Loch Ard Gorge and Mait's Rest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and make a trip to The Grotto.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Port Campbell trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Greens Pool and Emu Point. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, kick back and relax at Little Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Albany in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Albany. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Jewel Cave. Get in touch with nature at Mammoth Cave and Ngilgi Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Lake Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Meelup Beach
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Kayaking & Canoeing
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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