30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Wallerawang
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Manly
— 1 night
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Annie's Ladies Boutique in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, and stop by With Sugar.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planning site .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 11th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, then take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then explore the galleries of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Talapi, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs attractions planning site .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Alice Springs in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Hamilton Island, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and East Melbourne Synagogue for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Melbourne Gaol and HMAS Castlemaine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the striking features of Old Safety Deposit Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, Jewish Holocaust Centre
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, then steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wallerawang trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Wallerawang. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get a bit warmer in Wallerawang: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lithgow
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Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Blast Furnace Park ©
Blast Furnace Park
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
The National Pass and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Wentworth Falls and Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, get great views at The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba vacation planner.

Getting from Wallerawang to Katoomba by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manly.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, then look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manly trip builder tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Manly in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: highs in Manly hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Vaucluse House, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at South Brisbane Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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