30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. Get outdoors at Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. Head to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, and wander the streets of Chapel Street.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at Falls Gallery and The National Pass. Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets (in Glenbrook) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: look for gifts at The Nook, take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, get great views at Elysian Rock Lookout, and take in the pleasant sights at Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Katoomba day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Leura, Falls Gallery, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). There's still lots to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in May, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Shop till you drop at Tanks Arts Centre and Rusty's Market. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and stop by Australian Leather Company.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 24th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, and stop by Coffee Works.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Yellow Water and Anbangbang Billabong. Get some cultural insight at Mamukala Wetlands and Cahills Crossing. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. On the 30th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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