30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Istanbul
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Istanbul

3
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Perth holiday planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Perth is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Perth is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Perth at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, Tyler's Vineyard, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Canberra day trip planning tool .

Fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Canberra is 2 hours. In June, Canberra is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

5
days
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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
days
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Captain Cook Highway
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
days
Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for gifts at With Sugar, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
days
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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns online travel route planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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