31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
3
Canberra
— 4 nights
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Old Government House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Art Gallery and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum in Valley Heights--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
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.
Australian War Memorial and Old Parliament House will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Step out of Canberra to go to Gundaroo and see Gundog Cork Street Cellar, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, learn about winemaking at Capital Wines, and explore the engaging exhibits at St John's Schoolhouse Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Gundog Cork Street Cellar
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Gallery of South Australia and Primo Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach, admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, learn about winemaking at McLaren Vale III Associates, and get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip app .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Seppeltsfield, Langmeil Winery, Murray Street Vineyards
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Daintree Entomological museum and Village Gallery. Bones and Jones and Underart Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Cairns, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in March, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Safaris, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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