30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly:  25​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Stockholm

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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.
To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane online trip maker .

Stockholm, Sweden to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Brisbane is warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

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

3
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Head to Robina Town Shopping Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Walking Track, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and stroll through Kirra Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Cape Byron Walking Track
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
days
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 outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Art Mob will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Battery Point and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Hobart. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Claremont House, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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.
Visiting Ballarat Wildlife Park and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Art Gallery of Ballarat and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
days
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.
Do your shopping at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Adelaide Central Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cleland Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Jeanneret Wines (in Sevenhill), Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and Clare Valley Art Gallery (in Clare). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia and wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide journey builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Jeanneret Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Carrickalinga Beach, Blowhole Beach, Clare Valley Art Gallery
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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
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then explore the galleries of Iranti Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Talapi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online travel planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in May, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Iranti Art Gallery ©
Iranti Art Gallery

2
days
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 17th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Busselton Jetty, and finally stop by Mukau Giftware & Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia and then see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Canberra takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. In May in Canberra, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip app .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach