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
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Rockingham (Rockingham Beach & Penguin Island) and Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve & Fremantle Prison). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, don't miss a visit to St Patrick's Basilica, and explore the activities along Swan River.

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

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Perth are much warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Trigg Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Sydney is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Gallery Blackheath, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Change things up with a short trip to Wategos Beach in Byron Bay (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wategos Beach
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Mooloolaba Beach in Mooloolaba, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Dicky Beach
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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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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