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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  12​h 45​min
8
Broome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  16​h
10
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  26​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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Mossman Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. In October, Cairns is much warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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 21st (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planning site .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Koala Hospital and Coastal walk. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and National Portrait Gallery. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in October: highs in Canberra hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
You'll get in some beach time at Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. Visiting Callala Beach and Nelson Beach will get you outdoors. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Blenheim Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cave Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Canberra to Jervis Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jervis Bay, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 4th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay vacation maker .

Explore your travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Visit Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Historical Museum. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Broome tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Coles Bay to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Bardedjilidji Walk. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Jabiru trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Margaret River in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jabiru to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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