30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Bourke
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  35​h
End: Budapest

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Escape the urban bustle at Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Bay and Morgan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McLaren Vale: Granite Island (in Victor Harbor), Ingalalla Falls (in Normanville) and Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Second Valley Beach and learn about winemaking at Shottesbrooke Vineyards.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read McLaren Vale trip builder .

Budapest, Hungary to McLaren Vale is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to McLaren Vale is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in April, with highs in McLaren Vale at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delamere, Carrickalinga Beach, Granite Island, Ingalalla Falls, Horseshoe Bay
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Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Shelly Beach and Camp Cove. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

3
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Step out of the city life by going to Caves Beach and Jet Buzz Watersports. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and Petersons Wines. Step out of Pokolbin with an excursion to Catherine Hill Bay Beach in Catherine Hill Bay--about 1 hour away. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Peterson House and indulge your taste buds at Constable Estate Vineyards.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pokolbin trip builder app .

Drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Pokolbin can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Jet Buzz Watersports, Caves Beach, Petersons Wines
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Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

1
day
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre, view the masterpieces at Back O' Bourke Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site, and finally stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bourke trip builder website .

Getting from Pokolbin to Bourke by car takes about 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Back O' Bourke Gallery
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Bourke Historic Cemetery ©
Bourke Historic Cemetery
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll get in some beach time at Broken Head Beach and Tallow Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Byron Walking Track and Spas & Wellness. Step out of Byron Bay to go to Ballina and see Lighthouse Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

Make your Byron Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bourke to Byron Bay takes 11 hours. In April, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Grays Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Above & Below Photography. Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Mother Beddock Rock in Bowen--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

Make your Airlie Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Byron Bay in April since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Balloon Rides.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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 Agincourt Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Opal Reef. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Before you visit Port Douglas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. On your second day here, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

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