30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcadefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in April, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then stop by The Candy Store Leura, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Trails, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Rick Rutherford's Country, The Candy Store Leura
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip planning site .

Getting from Katoomba to Launceston by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In April, Launceston is a bit cooler than Katoomba - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in April, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip website .

Fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Thorn-Clarke Wines, stop by Barossa Valley Cheese Company, then look for gifts at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and finally stop by Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip builder site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with highs in Adelaide at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trips

Angaston, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Murray Street Vineyards, Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst, Kies Family Wines
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Illusionary Art and St Patrick's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Caversham Wildlife Park and Cottesloe Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & The House of Honey), Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (in Henley Brook) and Entopia Wines (in Baskerville). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Perth sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Adelaide in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Fremantle, Entopia Wines, Caversham Wildlife Park, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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