30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
13
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Beechworth
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
16
Canberra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
17
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Amsterdam


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5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planning website .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Fraser Island on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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few
hours
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Nature Beaches
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Hervey Bay

On the 29th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane
Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Planning Alice Springs trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Brisbane to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
Kings Canyon

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kings Canyon trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 6 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Tours
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hike along Kuniya Walk.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Casinos
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in November, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Warrnambool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for Port Fairy on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 7th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, and finally savor the flavors at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy online trip planner .

Port Fairy is very close to Warrnambool. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip website .

Getting from Port Fairy to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
day
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Woolshed Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of Beechworth Gaol Unlocked, then take an in-depth tour of Beechworth Historic Courthouse, and finally learn about winemaking at Brown Brothers.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beechworth road trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Beechworth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Beechworth to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Beechworth

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Brown Brothers
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Beechworth Historic Courthouse ©
Beechworth Historic Courthouse
Beechworth Gaol Unlocked ©
Beechworth Gaol Unlocked

1
day
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Beechworth to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Canberra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Floriade ©
Floriade
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, wander the streets of The Rocks, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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