30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Albany
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Darwin
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h 45​min
10
Eumundi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Aberdeen

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Aberdeen to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in April, you will find days in Perth are much warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Talijancich Wines ©
Talijancich Wines

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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.
For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albany trip site .

You can fly from Perth to Albany in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Nature Parks
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Cape Le Grand National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Esperance day trip tool .

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. April in Esperance sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Nature Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder
To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planner.

Drive from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kalgoorlie-Boulder sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Parks Nature Tours
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, stop by Ambiance Gifts, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Melbourne by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Kalgoorlie-Boulder - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then wander the streets of North Terrace.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide online route builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Adelaide in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin online journey builder .

Getting from Cairns to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and then view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eumundi planning site .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Darwin to Eumundi in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Eumundi to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Gannon House Gallery. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks