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
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

7
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 list of things to see and do now includes St Kilda beach, South Melbourne Market, I'm Free Walking Tours, and other attractions. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in March, expect Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Melbourne

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

7
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.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toCape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Byron Walking Track and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Broken Head Nature Reserve and Nimbin Rocks. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Pat Morton Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth, look for gifts at Truly Tea, and take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Byron Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Byron Bay is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Nimbin Rocks
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Eagle Street Pier. Change things up with a short trip to McCarthy's Lookout in Maleny (about 1h 45 min away). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and snap pictures at Story Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route site .

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maleny, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

8
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.
You've added Manly Scenic Walkway, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

Start your trip to Sydney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. 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 Trails

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway

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