31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
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, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, thenlook 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: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thenget engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, thensee the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally examine the collection at Road Transport Hallf of Fame.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Vienna, Austria to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually an 8.5 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in October, expect nights in Alice Springs to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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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 Henley Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorge Wildlife Park and Carrick Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale), Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, stroll through Aldinga Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, and hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip maker app.

Fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in October, with highs in Adelaide at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Gorge Wildlife Park, Langmeil Winery, Glenelg Beach
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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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 Brighton Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Frankston Beach (in Frankston), Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend) and William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

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 °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

Frankston Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Spas, Eastern Beach Reserve, Brighton 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 Russell Falls. Popular historic sites such as Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). 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 kick back and relax at Roches Beach.

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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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

Richmond Bridge, Russell Falls, The Neck, Roches Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
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), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance). 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 °C and lows are around °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, Wentworth Falls, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Bronte Beach
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, thentrek along Cape Byron Walking Track, thentour 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, thenkick 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 °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, thencontemplate 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, thentake 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 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
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 Catseye Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Horseshoe Bay (in Bowen) and Jetryder (in Hamilton Island). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can 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 fly 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 °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °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, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades, Red Arrow Walk
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 Daintree National Park. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Daintree Discovery Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten) and Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Horseback Riding Tours). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail.

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 °C during the day and °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, Wonga Beach, 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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