31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Semarang
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h
5
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h
End: Semarang

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perth online route planner .

Semarang, Indonesia to Perth is an approximately 9-hour combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, stop by With Sugar, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planning site .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beerwah.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, meet the residents at Australia Zoo, and then view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beerwah travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Cairns to Beerwah in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Beerwah reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Beerwah to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea World Theme Park as well as Warner Bros. Movie World. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Watersports Guru
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Opera House as well as Sydney Harbour Bridge. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip app .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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