30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

4
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.
Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Thorndon Park. Explore hidden gems such as Art Gallery of South Australia and Carrickalinga Beach. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Delamere to see Blowhole Beach about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide planning site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in April, expect nights in Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Thorndon Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, Blowhole Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Talapi and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in May: highs in Alice Springs hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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.
On the 4th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, then stroll through Cowaramup Bay, then meet the residents at Busselton Jetty, and finally look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery.

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Getting from Alice Springs to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Cowaramup, Cowaramup Bay, Busselton Jetty, Surfers Point
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the galleries of Broome Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Broome

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Boat Hire. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker site .

Fly from Broome to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Broome in May, expect nights in Melbourne to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Wild Island Tasmania. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, steep yourself in history at Claremont House, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker website .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Claremont House
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coolangatta Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Shop till you drop at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Jules Hunt Studio Gallery & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, kick back and relax at Tugun Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Hobart to Gold Coast with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in May; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coogee Beach and Camp Cove. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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