30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


6
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 Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and choose your vessel at Boab Boat Cairns.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns journey planner .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island tour site .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: The Treat Shop (in Eagle Heights), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and David Fleay Wildlife Park (in West Burleigh). On the 26th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Watersports Guru, don't miss a visit to The Byron Bay Book Exchange, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Byron Bay journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Byron Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, Byron Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, The Treat Shop, Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

7
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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

6
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 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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