30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
3
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Durham


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3
nights
Cairns

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Durham, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in June, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opal Reef and Mossman Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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 Caversham Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at The Shipwreck Galleries and WA Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, South Beach Recreation Reserve, & more), Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, don't miss a visit to Scots Presbyterian Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Norm wrightson hairway.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: high temperatures in Perth hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, The Stripey Horse, Rockingham Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, City Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough 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.
Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden. Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Brighton Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

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Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Bells Beach, Spas, William Ricketts Sanctuary
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bronte Beach and Terrigal Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Marist Wines (in Mittagong), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Giant Stairway, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Marist Wines
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Get in touch with nature at Coolangatta Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Robina Town Shopping Centre in Robina, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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