31 days in Australia, London & Paris Itinerary

31 days in Australia, London & Paris Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Katoomba, Australia
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly

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Sydney, Australia

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

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Katoomba, Australia

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, trek along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and stroll through Fortress Rock.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

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Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Katoomba in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

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Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, then take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Douglas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Cairns, Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns holiday planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, walk around Hyde Park, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London travel planning website.

You can fly from Cairns to London in 24 hours. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Cairns to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

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Melbourne, Australia

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 28th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Melbourne takes 25 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Paris, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks
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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.