30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + train:  13​h
2
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru road trip planning website .

London, UK to Jabiru is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Evans Lookout. Head to Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets and The Nookfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Odd Mountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leura trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Jabiru to Leura takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Blackheath, Rick Rutherford's Country, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
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Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets ©
Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online route planner .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Leura in July, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Shop till you drop at Degraves Street and Ambiance Gifts. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at National Sports Museum.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
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 26th (Fri): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then hike along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Head to Coffee Works and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Rusty's Market. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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