30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout, get great views at Elysian Rock Lookout, trek along The Giant Stairway, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba online trip builder .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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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

2
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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stop by Coffee Works.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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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.
Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday maker .

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 June, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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