30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Queenscliff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Food Tours, Wine Tours & Tastings, St Paul's Cathedral, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To plan Melbourne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Christchurch to Melbourne. In March, Melbourne is somewhat warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sorrento Back Beach as well as Amour of the Grape Tours. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sorrento tour planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Amour of the Grape Tours
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Amour of the Grape Tours ©
Amour of the Grape Tours
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach

1
night
Queenscliff

Queenscliff ©
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea All Dolphin Swims. On the 30th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with Sea All Dolphin Swims and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenscliff online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Queenscliff takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Queenscliff are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Lonsdale Beach
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Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
Point Lonsdale Beach ©
Point Lonsdale Beach

7
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Queenscliff to Apollo Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Sydney on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mutitjulu Waterhole, Kuniya Walk, Uluru, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and then don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barefoot Tours, Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures, Botanical Gardens, and other attractions you added.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures ©
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ocean Safari, Dubuji Boardwalk, Freeride Electric Adventure Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, pedal to the sights with Freeride Electric Adventure Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with Ocean Safari.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Freeride Electric Adventure Tours ©
Freeride Electric Adventure Tours

2
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've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cairns

Cairns
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. You'll set off for Sydney on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Manly Scenic Walkway, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, and other attractions. There's more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, North Head Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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