30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Eumundi
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by The Real McCaul, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Tina Cooper Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Art on Cairncross, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To find out how to plan a trip to Eumundi, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Eumundi is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from London to Eumundi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Montville, Art on Cairncross, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. On the next day, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Eumundi to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Teddy Sinclair and Katoomba Antique Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, view the masterpieces at Gallery One88, and browse the exhibits of Falls Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, Katoomba is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Falls Gallery, Megalong Creek Estate
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, get interesting insight from Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker website .

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Des Spencer Galleriesfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cow Bay to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout about 44 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: look for gifts at With Sugar and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Head to Village Gallery and Tanks Arts Centrefor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre, and sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns route planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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