31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive
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Jervis Bay
— 1 day
Fly
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Torquay
— 1 night
Fly
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Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prevelly
— 2 nights
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Drive to Busselton Regional Airport, Fly to Learmonth Airport, Drive to Ningaloo
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Ningaloo
— 2 nights
Drive to Learmonth Airport, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Townsville
— 1 night
Train
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Lennox Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Yamba
— 1 night
Drive
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Crescent Head
— 1 night
Drive to Port Macquarie Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Jervis Bay — 1 day

A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Callala Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moona Moona Creek.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jervis Bay day trip planning site.

Sydney to Jervis Bay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Sydney in January, Jervis Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Torquay.
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Torquay — 1 night

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay road trip planner.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Torquay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jervis Bay in January, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Torquay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Margaret River.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Margaret River — 2 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Smiths Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Jewel Cave and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner.

Fly from Torquay to Margaret River in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prevelly.
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Prevelly — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Prevelly day trip app.

Prevelly is very close to Margaret River. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ningaloo.
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Ningaloo — 2 nights

On the 7th (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ningaloo trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Prevelly to Ningaloo. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Jetty in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns planning website.

Explore your travel options from Ningaloo to Cairns with the Route module. Traveling from Ningaloo to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ningaloo in January: highs in Cairns hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Port Douglas — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Rex Lookout in Wangetti, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Townsville.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Townsville — 1 night

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Anzac Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Townsville day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Whitsunday Island.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Whitsunday Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Whitsunday Island attractions planning tool.

You can take a train from Townsville to Whitsunday Island in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Townsville in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Noosa.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
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Noosa — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa National Park and Bulcock Beach. Visit Mooloolaba Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba), Fishermans Road Market (in Diddillibah) and Caloundra RSL Military Display (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach and relax and rejuvenate at Massage With Kimberlee Peregian Beach.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Fraser Island — 4 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours. Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head for some beach relaxation.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Step out of the city life by going to Surfers Paradise Beach and Climbing Tours. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Good Vibes Pilates & Yoga for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands, &more).

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Byron Bay.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Byron Bay — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, see some colorful creatures with Sundive Byron Bay, and then stroll through Belongil Beach.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lennox Head.
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Lennox Head — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get great views at Pat Morton Lookout and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lennox Head online visit planner.

Lennox Head is just a short distance from Byron Bay. In January in Lennox Head, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yamba.
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Yamba — 1 night

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turners Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Yamba Remedial Massage.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yamba itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lennox Head to Yamba in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Crescent Head.
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Crescent Head — 1 night

Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. On the 31st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goolawah National Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Crescent Head sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Yamba to Crescent Head by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Yamba in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Crescent Head: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
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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.
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