31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  31​h
1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h 45​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Daintree
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Vienna

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On your second day here, get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs tour itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Alice Springs is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vienna to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vienna in October, plan for much hotter days in Alice Springs, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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 Glenelg Beach. Carrick Hill and Langmeil Winery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale) and Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Henley Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip tool .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in October; daily highs in Adelaide reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Aldinga Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like William Ricketts Sanctuary and St Paul's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Spas (in Daylesford), Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend) and Frankston Beach (in Frankston). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Frankston Beach, Spas, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Russell Falls. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Roches Beach and Kingston Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Taranna to see Tasmanian Devil Unzoo about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning app .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 discover tucked-away gems like Featherdale Wildlife Park and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, Blue Mountains, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up 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, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Wentworth Falls, Lincoln's Rock
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale 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): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach.

Plan my day in Byron Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to 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. On the 19th (Sat), hike along Cooloola Recreation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, then explore the activities along Searys Creek, and finally take a tour of Maheno Wreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Beach.

Discover how to plan a Rainbow Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. 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

Maheno Wreck, Cooloola Recreation Area, 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
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Spas. Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Jetryder in Hamilton Island--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip website .

Getting from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time 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
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shark Diving. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Wrights Lookout & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Red Arrow Walk, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Shark Diving
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Step out of the city life by going to Mossman Gorge Centre and Horseback Riding Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. Explore Daintree's surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, hike along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Daintree trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Cairns to Daintree in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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