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
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
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.
Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and kick back and relax at Trigg Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in Perth are much warmer (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Illusionary Art, Trigg Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, St Matthew's Anglican Church
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online tour planner .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by combination of bus, car, and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island sightseeing planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and St Peter Julian's Church. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Clovelly, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Hillsong Church are in your itinerary. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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