30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
6
Tangalooma
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and finally admire the striking features of The Goods Shed.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Perth online tour planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hamburg in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

City Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, The Goods Shed
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Island Beach and Stokes Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island tour builder site .

You can fly from Perth to Kangaroo Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Cleland Wildlife Park and Henley Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards), Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 6th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Adelaide are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Greenock, Cleland Wildlife Park, Henley Beach, Langmeil Winery, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Buderim Forest Park. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang). There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brisbane using our trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Brisbane are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tangalooma.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Buderim Forest Park, Moffat Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Tangalooma

Tangalooma ©
Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma Island Resort (formerly known as Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort) is a resort on the west side of Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Tangalooma Wrecks and then head off the coast to Moreton Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tangalooma vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Tangalooma with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Tangalooma can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Tangalooma

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Moreton Island
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Visiting Eli Creek and Lake Birrabeen will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tangalooma to Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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 Four Mile Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 22nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online day trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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