30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get some cultural insight at Double Island Point Lighthouse and Hastings Street. Get in touch with nature at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum (in Gympie). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa online road trip planner .

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum, Double Island Point Lighthouse, Marcoola Beach, Chenrezig Institute
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright

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.
St Thomas Anglican Church and The Slim Dusty Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Saltwater National Park and North Brother Mountain. Change things up with a short trip to Scotts Head Beach in Scotts Head (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, explore the activities along Hastings River, and do a tasting at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Port Macquarie in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Port Macquarie, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Saltwater National Park, North Brother Mountain, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, The Slim Dusty Centre
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jimmy's Beach and Zenith Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bennetts Beach and Newcastle Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Hanging Tree Wines (in Pokolbin), Caves Beach (in Swansea) and Fingal Bay Beach (in Fingal Bay). There's more to do: make a trip to One Mile Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Newcastle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Newcastle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in October: highs in Newcastle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Caves Beach, Hanging Tree Wines, Fingal Bay Beach, Zenith Beach
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

3
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Palm Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney online visit planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newcastle in October since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Palm Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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.
Get outdoors at Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area and Abrahams Bosom Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as White Sands Walk and Kiama Coastal Walk. Step out of Jervis Bay to go to Shellharbour and see Bass Point Reserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Point Perpendicular Lightstation.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay trip site .

Take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Jervis Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Currarong, Kiama Coastal Walk, Bass Point Reserve, Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
White Sands Walk ©
White Sands Walk
Abrahams Bosom Reserve ©
Abrahams Bosom Reserve
Point Perpendicular Lightstation ©
Point Perpendicular Lightstation

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 Roebuck Bay for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral and Catholic Diocese of Broome. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Broome takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jervis Bay to Broome. Traveling from Jervis Bay in October, expect nights in Broome to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surfers Point and Injidup Beach. Get some historical perspective at Hamelin Bay Jetty and Water wheel. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gnarabup Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Surfers Point, Bunker Bay, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Injidup Beach, Water wheel
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

1
night
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 24th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. On the next day, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Village Herberton and Gallo DairyLand. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Cairns to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Four Mile Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Kurrawa Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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