30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Palm Cove
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  8​h
6
Blacktown
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Douglas fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palm Cove trip itinerary maker website .

Palm Cove is just a short distance from Port Douglas. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Explore hidden gems such as Eli Creek and Sandy Cape Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island travel route planner.

Getting from Palm Cove to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Blacktown

Blacktown ©
Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Featherdale Wildlife Park and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Pass and Hillbilly Cider. Explore Blacktown's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & Grand Canyon track), Katoomba (Prince Henry Cliff Walk & Wentworth Falls) and Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Blacktown online travel planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Blacktown in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Blacktown can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Blacktown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Hillbilly Cider, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Terrigal Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip site .

Take a train from Blacktown to Sydney in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Australia, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Martha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore and take pictures at St Kilda Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, admire the natural beauty at Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda, then admire the natural beauty at Catani Gardens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St Kilda driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to St Kilda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, St Kilda is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mount Martha Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Mount Martha Beach ©
Mount Martha Beach

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get outside with The Arch, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planning app .

Getting from St Kilda to Port Campbell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
The Arch ©
The Arch

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): walk around Great Otway National Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip itinerary website .

Getting from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Carlton BrewHouse, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker site .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Carlton BrewHouse, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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