30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  17​h
2
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lake Cave. You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River day trip planning website .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Jewel Cave, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Port Campbell National Park and Mait's Rest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twelve Apostles and Johanna Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Margaret River to Port Campbell takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Port Campbell is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay journey maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight from Port Campbell to Byron Bay in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. Get in touch with nature at Noosa Main Beach and Noosa National Park. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa itinerary planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Buderim Forest Park, Kings Beach, Mount Ninderry
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and Featherdale Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Callala Beach and Hyams Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach and stroll through Nelson Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay trip maker site .

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jervis Bay when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

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 14th (Thu): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning app .

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Jervis Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay in November, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 36 minutes away.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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