31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 4 nights
7
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lake Cave. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, do a tasting at Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

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

Manchester, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Little Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Greens Pool and Cable Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Forest Hill Vineyard (in Denmark) and Nanarup Beach (in Nanarup). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albany route planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Albany are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Uluru Hiking Path. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albany in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

3
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 in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Spas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Safaris

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Territory Wildlife Park and Helicopter Tours. Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairns in September, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broome Historical Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by The Courthouse Collection, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Broome road trip website .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Broome when traveling from Darwin in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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