30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kununurra
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Kakadu National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

5
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 Shaolin Junk Cruises. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation to see Daintree National Park about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planner .

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas & Wellness about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, stroll through Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct and then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin route planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in June: highs in Darwin hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
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Darwin Wharf Precinct

1
night
Kununurra

Kununurra
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kununurra day trip planning site .

You can fly from Darwin to Kununurra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Kununurra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Kununurra. You'll set off for Kakadu National Park on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Kununurra

Tours Outdoors Parks
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6
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kakadu National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kununurra to Kakadu National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kununurra to Kakadu National Park due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Kakadu National Park to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Nature Parks
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Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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 2nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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