30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit cooler in Perth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by Sydney Fish Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Marrdja Botanical Walk) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online visit planner .

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 July, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and get great views at Uluru.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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