31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
7
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
10
Daintree
— 4 nights

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Anzac Hill, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hallf of Fame, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip maker app.

Vienna, Austria to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Alice Springs is 8.5 hours. When traveling from Vienna in October, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
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.
Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Henley Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorge Wildlife Park and Glenelg Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock), Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale) and Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda). Next up on the itinerary: trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide attractions planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Murray Street Vineyards, Cleland Wildlife Park, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and St. Kilda Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong), Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend) and Frankston Beach (in Frankston). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in October, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

William Ricketts Sanctuary, Hanging Rock Reserve, Brighton Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Popular historic sites such as Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Neck, Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Roches Beach
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and The Giant Stairway. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning site.

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lincoln's Rock, Terrigal Beach, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Byron Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

2
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along Cooloola Recreation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Searys Creek, and finally step aboard Maheno Wreck. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow, and then kick back and relax at Rainbow Beach.

Plan trip to Rainbow Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooloola Recreation Area, Maheno Wreck, Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Maheno Wreck ©
Maheno Wreck

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Airlie Beach Lagoon and Heart Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Jetryder. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Catseye Beach (in Hamilton Island) and Horseshoe Bay (in Bowen). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

3
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, trek along Wrights Lookout, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Crystal Cascades, Red Arrow Walk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Photography Tours. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Thornton Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten), Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Horseback Riding Tours) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Daintree online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Daintree takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Daintree, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mount Lewis National Park, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Photography Tours

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