30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Yulara
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
3
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
4
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
10
Camooweal
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
11
Normanton
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Townsville
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yulara: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Kata Tjuta, Walpa Gorge, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yulara online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Yulara is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Yulara when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kings Canyon trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yulara to Kings Canyon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mereenie Loop Road, Kings Canyon Walk
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge, head outdoors with Serpentine Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West MacDonnell National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Gorge.

Find out how to plan West MacDonnell National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell National Park. You will leave for Alice Springs on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You've now added Ormiston Gorge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Jila Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally have fun and explore at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs. In June, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, explore and take pictures at Katherine Outback Experience, don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and finally tee off at Katherine Country Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Katherine Gorge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katherine trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in June, things will get a bit warmer in Katherine: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Tolmer Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, then don't miss a visit to Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. Traveling from Katherine in June, Litchfield National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Adelaide River
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, beaches, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin with the Route module. In June in Darwin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mataranka online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Mataranka takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Camooweal.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

1
night
Camooweal

Camooweal ©
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. On the 6th (Sat), Head underground at Camooweal Caves National Park, pause for some photo ops at Drover Statue, and then take an in-depth tour of The Drovers Camp.

Plan my day in Camooweal using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mataranka to Camooweal by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Normanton.

Things to do in Camooweal

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Camooweal Caves National Park ©
Camooweal Caves National Park
The Drovers Camp ©
The Drovers Camp

5
nights
Normanton

Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Karumba (Karumba swimming pool, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park, take in the exciting artwork at Bynoe Arts Centre, and make a trip to Krys the Crocodile.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Normanton holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Camooweal to Normanton takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Normanton sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Normanton

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Karumba
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Karumba Barramundi Discovery Centre ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Normanton to Cairns. When traveling from Normanton in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

few
hours
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville road trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, Townsville is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
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