30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Fraser Island Great Walk will get you outdoors.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

2
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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

4
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 30th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. There's lots more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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