30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 15​min
11
Coral Bay
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Barcelona

2
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, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online visit planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Townsville in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Townsville to Whitsunday Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Townsville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in November: highs in Brisbane hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel app .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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

1
night
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach, then take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and then kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from North Stradbroke Island to Fraser Island with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder tool .

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 December, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park and then stroll through Coral Bay Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coral Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Coral Bay in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Coral Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Coral Bay Beach ©
Coral Bay Beach
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

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 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then explore the activities along Swan River. On the next day, make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coral Bay to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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