30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
8
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: London

3
nights
Margaret River

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yallingup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasse Felix Winery and Brown Hill Estate. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Vasse Felix Winery, Brown Hill Estate
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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.
Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Emu Point and Middleton Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Greens Pool, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albany travel route builder app .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Uluru. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Albany in November, plan for much hotter days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Mait's Rest and Gibsons Steps. Get in touch with nature at London Bridge and Twelve Apostles. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell Falls and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Richmond Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 17th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip tool .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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.
The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Govetts Leap (in Blackheath) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, view the masterpieces at Jason Ree, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online attractions planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Trial Bay Gaol and Innes Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Emily Bay, and finally take in the waterfront at Kingston Pier. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, then take in the pleasant sights at Puppy's Point, then appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Norfolk Island holiday website .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

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