30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 14 nights
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
6
Daydream Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
7
Long Island
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Torquay
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

14
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Echo Point Lookout, & more), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Mosman, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Visit Coogee Beach and Camp Cove for some beach relaxation. Enjoy Sydney some more: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

Planning Sydney trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Camp Cove ©
Camp Cove

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 4th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island route tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip builder tool .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip builder app .

Fly from Cairns to Whitsunday Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Daydream Island route builder .

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Daydream Island with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Daydream Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Long Island on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
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few
hours
Long Island

Long Island
On the 12th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park and then admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Long Island attractions website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Daydream Island to Long Island. January in Long Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Long Island

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cedar Creek Falls, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Torquay fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Long Island to Torquay. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Long Island in January; daily highs in Torquay reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Eastern Beach Reserve, Erskine Falls, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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