30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Denham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Broome
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Windjana Gorge National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
11
Daly Waters
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
13
Mount Isa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
15
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
16
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
17
Yeppoon
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
18
Coolum Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and get your game on at Rollerzone.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Perth visit app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Perth to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Upper Reach Winery, Rollerzone
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 26th (Thu), go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denham trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Denham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay

1
night
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
On the 27th (Fri), stroll through Rainbow Jungle and then identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kalbarri trip planning website .

You can drive from Denham to Kalbarri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coral Bay visit planning website .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Coral Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll set off for Exmouth on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving

1
night
Port Hedland

Port Hedland
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Hedland vacation builder .

You can drive from Exmouth to Port Hedland in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off toBroome.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Museums
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1
night
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 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Hedland to Broome. In May, daytime highs in Broome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windjana Gorge National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
night
Windjana Gorge National Park

Windjana Gorge National Park
To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Windjana Gorge National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Broome to Windjana Gorge National Park in 8 hours. You will leave for Daly Waters on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Windjana Gorge National Park

Nature Parks
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1
night
Daly Waters

Daly Waters
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Daly Waters driving holiday app .

Drive from Windjana Gorge National Park to Daly Waters in 21.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windjana Gorge National Park to Daly Waters. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Nightlife Historic Sites
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Darwin

Darwin
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Koolpin Gorge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Darwin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daly Waters to Darwin. In May in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Darwin

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Koolpin Gorge
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Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Lake Moondarra.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mount Isa online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Mount Isa. Traveling from Darwin in May, expect Mount Isa to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors
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Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra

1
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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): head off the coast to Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium and then stroll through The Strand.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Townsville online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Mount Isa to Townsville with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Isa in May, Townsville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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The Strand ©
The Strand

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

1
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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in May, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You'll set off for Yeppoon on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yeppoon day trip website .

Drive from Airlie Beach to Yeppoon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yeppoon, with lows of 17°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Coolum Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach ©
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coolum Beach sightseeing planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeppoon to Coolum Beach. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yeppoon in May: highs in Coolum Beach hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Noosa Main Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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