31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Fremantle
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Caloundra
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Herberton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Visit Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Nostalgia Box Museum and The Shipwreck Galleries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fremantle: The Railway Museum (in Bassendean), Perth (Kings Park and Botanic Garden & Art Gallery of Western Australia) and Kalamunda History Village (in Kalamunda). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremantle History Walking Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, examine the collection at WA Maritime Museum, and view the masterpieces at Adam Monk Photography Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fremantle trip app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Fremantle is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Fremantle at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Perth, Kalamunda History Village, Leighton Battery Guns, Aviation Heritage Museum, The Railway Museum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Maguk Gorge and Mamukala Wetlands are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fremantle to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at South Australian Museum and The Cedars. Visit Langmeil Winery and Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Kalleske Wines (in Greenock), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Primo Estate (in McLaren Vale). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, make a trip to St Aloysius Church, and view the masterpieces at ASSP Gallery Shop.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide online journey planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Adelaide at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Port Adelaide, The Cedars, Primo Estate, Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door, St Aloysius Church
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Templin Historical Village. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Indian Motorcycle Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Robert Henderson Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip builder app .

Fly from Adelaide to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Qld MotorSport Museum, Templin Historical Village
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
You'll explore and learn at Mapleton Observatory and Noosa Museum. Visit Caloundra Lighthouses and Sunshine Castle for their historical value. Explore Caloundra's surroundings by going to Art on Cairncross (in Maleny), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Yandina Historic House (in Yandina).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Caloundra trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Brisbane to Caloundra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Caloundra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Herberton.

Things to do in Caloundra

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buderim, Eumundi, Landsborough Museum, Noosa Museum, Art on Cairncross
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum
Noosa Museum ©
Noosa Museum

2
nights
Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, learn more about the world around you at The Crystal Caves, see the interesting displays at Herberton Mining Museum, browse the exhibits of Historic Village Herberton, then examine the collection at Spy & Camera Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wooroonooran National Park, view the masterpieces at Full Circle Studio and Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Tolga Historical Society and Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, and finally explore the galleries of Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Herberton trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Caloundra to Herberton with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Caloundra in January: highs in Herberton hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Herberton

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tolga, Yungaburra, The Crystal Caves, Wooroonooran National Park, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Herberton Mining Museum ©
Herberton Mining Museum

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Entomological museum and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Daintree Tea, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Herberton to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Daintree Tea, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Discovery Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Visit St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery for their historical value. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Village Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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