31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wye River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lorne
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Yamba
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Yamba
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Merimbula Airport, Drive to Eden
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Eden
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Merimbula Airport, Fly to Coffs Harbour Airport, Drive to South West Rocks
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South West Rocks
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Coffs Harbour Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Marcoola
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Marcoola
— 5 nights
Drive
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Agnes Water
— 3 nights
Bus to Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel, Fly to Sydney

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Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online journey planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wye River.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Wye River

— 3 nights
Wye River is a small town in Victoria, Australia. Explore Wye River's surroundings by going to Beauchamp Falls (in Beech Forest) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's much more to do: make a trip to Kennet River, get great views at Cape Patton Lookout Point, and stroll through Kennet River Koala Walk.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wye River online trip maker.

You can drive from Melbourne to Wye River in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Wye River can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Wye River

Parks · Trails · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Lorne

— 4 nights
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lorne: Twelve Apostles (in Port Campbell), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge, trek along Great Ocean Walk, admire the sheer force of Phantom Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lorne Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lorne itinerary maker site.

Lorne is just a stone's throw from Wye River. In December in Lorne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Yamba

— 2 nights
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Turners Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Clarence River Lighthouse. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Brendan L Watkins Gold and Silversmith, then look for gifts at Kitchen To Table Pty Ltd, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yamba trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lorne to Yamba. Traveling from Lorne in December, expect Yamba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Eden.

Things to do in Yamba

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Eden

— 4 nights
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Venture out of the city with trips to Short Point Recreation Reserve (in Merimbula) and Underwater Safaris (in Narooma). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk, enjoy the sea views from Green Cape Lighthouse, stroll through Cocora Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Eden trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yamba to Eden with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yamba in December: high temperatures in Eden hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Eden

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

South West Rocks

— 3 nights
South West Rocks is known for historic sites, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Smoky Cape Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at German Monument, get outside with Wildside Sportfishing, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum South West Rocks.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the South West Rocks trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eden to South West Rocks. Traveling from Eden in December, South West Rocks is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Marcoola.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Marcoola

— 5 nights
Take a break from Marcoola with a short trip to Kondalilla Falls in Montville, about 34 minutes away.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marcoola online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from South West Rocks to Marcoola. December in Marcoola sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Marcoola

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

Agnes Water

— 3 nights
Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Deepwater National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Agnes Water travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marcoola to Agnes Water in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Marcoola, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Agnes Water, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.