30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then take some stellar pictures from Elizabeth Quay, and finally browse the exhibits of Fremantle Prison.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth trip builder .

Chennai, India to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Chennai in April, plan for little chillier days in Perth, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

4
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 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 9th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackheath, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Hargraves Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns planning site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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