30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  25​h
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Faulconbridge
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Angaston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 5 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
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

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New York City, USA to Canberra is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Canberra are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

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

2
days
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip website .

Fly from Canberra to Lord Howe Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
days
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 12th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, then look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. On the next day, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, stop by Moontree, look for gifts at The Nook, then browse the exhibits of Lost Bear Gallery, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Faulconbridge driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Faulconbridge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Faulconbridge, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Angaston.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

#Shopping, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, The National Pass, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets
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Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
day
Angaston

Angaston ©
Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. On the 14th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place and then look for gifts at Doddridge Blacksmith Shop.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Angaston online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faulconbridge to Angaston. In April, daytime highs in Angaston are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Angaston

#Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trips

Tscharke's Place, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Murray Street Vineyards, Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Tscharke's Place ©
Tscharke's Place

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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and Collins St/Swanston St. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Angaston to Melbourne with the Route module. While traveling from Angaston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
days
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.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll through Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

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Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Myall Beach. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Spend the 25th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and stop by With Sugar.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online travel route builder .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, explore the galleries of Bones and Jones, and stop by Luminous Lights.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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