30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Clare
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama and then kick back and relax at Point Ross. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Emily Bay.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island trip maker site .

Sydney to Norfolk Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Norfolk Island due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Norfolk Island when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore hidden gems such as Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Constitution Dock. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 5th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree, and kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Hobart takes 8.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norfolk Island in April, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

4
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Get a sense of the local culture at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Waubs Bay Gallery. Visiting Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay will get you outdoors. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Melshell Oysters, Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Reeeves Beach and Little Waterloo Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Woodside Beach and Norman Beach. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 17 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Woodside
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mait's Rest and Gibsons Steps. Get outdoors at London Bridge and Twelve Apostles. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip site .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Port Campbell takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Paulett Wines. Let the collections at Clare Valley Art Gallery and Burra Railway Station capture your imagination. Take a break from Clare with a short trip to Burra Regional Art Gallery in Burra, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, and trek along Riesling Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Clare trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Port Campbell to Clare by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Burra, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines, Jeanneret Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nanarup Beach and Little Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale), Denmark (Lights Beach & Greens Pool) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Misery Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and stroll through Goode Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clare to Albany. The time zone difference when traveling from Clare to Albany is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Cowaramup Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll through Surfers Point.

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

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Willespie, Cowaramup Bay, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and North Head Sanctuary. Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Sydney takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Margaret River to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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