30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Eastern Beach Reserve. Visit Sorrento Front Beach and St. Kilda Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park), Kevin Hoffman Walk (in Lara) and Captains Creek Organic Wines (in Blampied). Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Healesville Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Mount Cannibal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online journey planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Kevin Hoffman Walk, Captains Creek Organic Wines
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

6
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: Seven Mile Beach and Avoca Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Cathedral of Ferns Walk (in Mt Wilson) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, stop by Starfish Education Centre, kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and get outside with The Entrance Pelican Feed.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney online trip maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Ocean Beach, Avoca Beach
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Mooloolaba Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Surfers Paradise Golf Club (in Clear Island Waters). Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Hops Brewing, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast Brewery
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

9
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.
Visiting Trinity Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Paronella Park. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation maker site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove Beach, Babinda Boulders, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 22:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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