30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Milan

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cottesloe Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Attractions like Scarborough Beach and Adventure World Perth Australia make great kid-friendly stops. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Rockingham Beach in Rockingham, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, kick back and relax at City Beach, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, and walk around Stirling Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip builder app .

Milan, Italy to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Milan to Perth. Traveling from Milan in December, things will get much warmer in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Adventure World Perth Australia, City Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Uluru and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aldinga Beach and Glenelg Beach. Bring the kids along to Monarto Zoo and Maslin Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot), Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore) and Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, and take a leisurely stroll along Grange Jetty.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Grange Jetty, Maslin Beach, Monarto Zoo, Glenelg Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Monarto Zoo ©
Monarto Zoo
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and then kick back and relax at Island Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Clifford's Honey Farm and then kick back and relax at Browns Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Clifford's Honey Farm ©
Clifford's Honey Farm

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Kids will enjoy A Maze'N Things and Brighton Beach. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Ballarat Botanical Gardens in Ballarat, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at ArtVo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, A Maze'N Things, Eastern Beach Reserve, Brighton Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bronte Beach and Palm Beach. Kids will enjoy Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford), Speers Point Park (in Speers Point) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bay, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Speers Point Park, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cairns Aquarium and Atherton Tablelands. Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online road trip planner .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cairns Aquarium ©
Cairns Aquarium
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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