30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Copenhagen

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Matthew's Anglican Church and St Patrick's Basilica. Step out of Perth with an excursion to Caversham Wildlife Park in Whiteman--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, stroll through Scarborough Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. In July, Perth is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
We've included these beaches for you: Island Beach and Aldinga Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and Adelaide Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Kalleske Wines (in Greenock), Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley) and Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in August, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Beerenberg Farm, Island Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Flaxman Wines
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne journey planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

4
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 Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Pulpit Rock Lookout in Blue Mountains National Park--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Point Reserve, let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get in touch with nature at Surfer's Paradise Beach and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay (about 1h 30 min away). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online vacation planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mindil Beach and Litchfield National Park. Get some cultural insight at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience. Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Darwin by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Darwin reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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