31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Brisbane
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fremantle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Broome
— 1 night
Fly
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Billy Tea Safaris will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opal Reef and Mossman Gorge Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas attractions planning site.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Visit Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Helicopter Tours. Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Noosa Main Beach, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Heart of Beauty.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Watsons Bay. Popular historic sites such as St. Mary's Cathedral and The Rocks are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip builder tool.

You can fly from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Margaret River

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jewel Cave and Hamelin Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Meelup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and cruise along Caves Road.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Margaret River in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Margaret River is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fremantle.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Fremantle

— 2 nights
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Dolphin Quay, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then stroll through Scarborough Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fremantle journey planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Fremantle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Fremantle can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Broome

— 1 night

Yawuru Country

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Broome trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Fremantle to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fremantle in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Broome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin vacation builder.

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.