31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or Tanks Arts Centre. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Laserfun, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and perfect your strike at Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour planning app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Edge Hill, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Safaris

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Moffat Beach. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and The Strand Arcade. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

6
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 get in some beach time at Sandridge Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Ambiance Gifts, don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Thorn-Clarke Wines and Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Wolf Blass (in Nuriootpa), Tanunda (Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst & Langmeil Winery) and Barossa Valley Cheese Company (in Angaston). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, stop by McLaren Unvaled, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online trip maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, Tanunda, Angaston, Marananga, Nuriootpa
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park

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