30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Milan

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Barron Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk, stroll around Munro Martin Parklands, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Milan to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cattana Wetlands, Barron Gorge National Park, Earl Hill, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mowbray National Park. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Tranquility Falls). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, take some stellar pictures from Trinity Bay Lookout, and head outdoors with The Bump Track.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online trip builder .

Getting from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay travel route planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hervey Bay, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Anvil Rock Lookout). There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in September, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kuniya Walk, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and get great views at Uluru.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park, and admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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