Australia Trip Planner Itinerary For Solo Female Travelers:
Planning a little vacation to Australia? Well, this Australia Trip Planner came at the right time then! This itinerary is for solo female travelers jetting off to Australia for koalas, kangaroos, beaches, and trekking. Hope you have as great a time there as I did.
What To Spend
60 USD/ 80 AUD/ 80 CAD/ 50 EUR/ 40 GBP
*Assuming you’re on a backpacker’s budget. Making use of public transportation, staying in hostels or other budget accommodations and eating out about once a day.*
When To Go
March – May (Fall Season)
Daytime Temps: 76F-84F (24C-29C)
Nighttime Temps: 57F-68F (14C-20C)
Daytime Temps: 89F-93F (31C-34C)
Nighttime Temps: 63F-70F (17C-21C)
What To Pack
This question is easily answered. The Australia Solo Female Traveler’s packing list has the full list of everything you’ll need for a solo trip to Australia. Everything from surviving the sun to surviving hostel life.
Day 1: Sydney
Your first day in Sydney is reserved for the Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens. These sights are all within walking distance of each other and quite an enjoyable walk it is. The view of the harbor is amazing and the shade from the trees is ideal on a hot day.
Day 2: Sydney
Today is the day for Bondi Beach and the Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk. This popular coastal walk is a must-do while you’re in Sydney for the gorgeous views of the ocean alone.
For more info on what to do in Sydney as well as how much to spend and how to get around, check out the Sydney Solo Travel Guide next.
Day 3: Travel to Brisbane
Travel to Brisbane, only a 1 hr and a half by plane, and get settled in your hotel or hostel. Travel days always wear me out so I like to take this chance to rest up before starting my adventure in a new place.
Day 4: Brisbane
For your first day in Brisbane, I suggest you don’t waste time and go straight to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It’s the perfect way to spend the day among the kangaroos, kookaburras, and of course koala bears.
Day 5: Brisbane
Wander around and take in the city. Take some amazing pictures at Kangaroo Point, visit a few museums and then in the afternoon, check out Eat Street. Eat Street is a buzzing venue with lots of food choices and a great atmosphere for travelers who just want to chill and indulge.
Check out the Brisbane Solo Female Travel Guide for more in-depth information on what to do while you’re in Brisbane. Enjoy!
Day 6: Travel to Cairns
A flight from Brisbane to Cairns will be 2 hours and 25 minutes and most likely very expensive because flying in Australia is expensive, can’t sugar coat it, but it’s a long drive so you may want to choose flight anyway.
Day 7: Cairns
You can spend more than one day in Cairns of course and you have many options for what to do while you’re there. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Daintree Rainforest, check out the Kuranda Scenic Railway, etc. Don’t let this itinerary restrain you. Spend your time in the Cairns the way you want to spend it. I opted to spend my two days doing an all-day tour of the Atherton Tablelands and the other just relaxing and catching up on some reading.
But my Cairns Solo Travel Guide can tell you more about that as well as other travel tips for solo travelers going to Cairns.
Day 8: Travel To Alice Springs
Another 2 hour and 25 minutes flight will get you from Cairns to Alice Springs. No trip to Australia is complete without visiting the Red Center and laying eyes on the beauty that is Uluru.
Day 9: Alice Springs
Learn a little more about the Red Center and the many cultures and people that live within it. Visit the museums and the art galleries, and go hot air ballooning! Or maybe just take a walk around, but be sure to have plenty of water on you.
Day 10: Alice Springs
Today is the day you visit Uluru. A one-day tour to Uluru and Kata Tjuta will mean getting up pretty early and getting back kinda late but it’s worth it to learn the fascinating history of this place and Aboriginal culture.
For more info on Uluru and the tour I took to get there, read the Alice Springs Travel Guide.
Day 11: Home…
Or your next adventure. You may be setting off for home or to another destination or to other parts of Australia. Whatever you do next, I hope you had a great time in Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane and Alice Springs.
Australia Travel Safety Tips
Read Solo Travel Safety Tips and Solo Travel Safety Items for how to protect yourself and your things while you’re on your solo adventure through Australia. I hope my Australia Trip Planner Itinerary helps you make the most of your time in this beautiful country.