30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
9
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Nottingham

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Agincourt Reef. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary planning tool .

Nottingham, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Nottingham to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nottingham in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Herberton, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Tacking Point Lighthouse and St Thomas Anglican Church are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Coastal walk and Koala Hospital. Venture out of the city with trips to Smoky Cape Lighthouse (in South West Rocks) and Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Port Macquarie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Smoky Cape Lighthouse, Korogoro Walking Track
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): get curious at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Drill Hall Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Farm Shed Museum and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Get some historical perspective at St Aloysius Church and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum. When in Clare, make a side trip to see The Copper Coast in Moonta, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Jeanneret Wines and take in the exciting artwork at Clare Valley Art Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Clare trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Canberra to Clare with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Leasingham, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, The Farm Shed Museum and VIC, The Copper Coast
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Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC ©
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Darwin Aviation Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clare to Darwin. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

4
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.
Broome Historical Museum and Broome Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take in the exciting artwork at Short St Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Broome day trip planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Broome when traveling from Darwin in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Step out of the city life by going to Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Rising Star Winery about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Little Beach, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, and explore the activities along Cable Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Albany day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Albany takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Broome, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
Margaret River

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.
Visit Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Jewel Cave and Smiths Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Step out of the city life by going to Mandu Mandu Gorge and Mauritius Beach. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Exmouth tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Mandu Mandu Gorge ©
Mandu Mandu Gorge
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Mauritius Beach ©
Mauritius Beach

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