31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Fraser Island

Bring the kids along to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island route tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Fraser Island is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Fraser Island due to the time zone difference. In November, Fraser Island is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online tour planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel route tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Torquay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Torquay in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 11th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, stop by Coffee Works, and gear up at Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 15th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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