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
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 3rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands and admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery.

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

Amsterdam, Holland to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Malanda Falls, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 10th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker tool .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Wabby and Indian Head.

Start your trip to Fraser Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and St. Mary's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Giant Stairway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney online trip builder .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach, Tamarama Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like William Ricketts Sanctuary and Bells Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Aireys Inlet (Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road & Split Point Lighthouse) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aireys Inlet, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, William Ricketts Sanctuary
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

5
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.
Visiting City Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rockingham Beach and South Beach Recreation Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, Western Australian Maritime Museum, & more), Lane Pool Reserve (in Dwellingup) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, make a trip to Perth War Cemetery and Annex, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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