30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Ningaloo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  30​h
End: Exeter

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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney visit planning site .

Exeter, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Warrandyte State Park and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 28:
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Caversham Wildlife Park and Bells Rapids Park. Family-friendly places like Mandurah Cruises and Cottesloe Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the striking landscape of Gooseberry Hill National Park, explore the activities along Swan River, and identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mandurah Cruises, Caversham Wildlife Park, Penguin Island, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Matilda Bay Reserve
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

3
nights
Ningaloo

Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Osprey Bay. Family-friendly places like Ningaloo Reef and Turquoise Bay will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Ningaloo side-trips: Exmouth (Bundegi Beach, Yardie Creek, & more).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ningaloo trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Perth to Ningaloo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in January, with highs in Ningaloo at 44°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Exmouth
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Mauritius Beach ©
Mauritius Beach

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Attractions like Crocosaurus Cove and Mindil Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Leanyer Recreation Park, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ningaloo to Darwin with the Route module. Traveling from Ningaloo to Darwin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ningaloo in January, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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