30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Orange
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
11
Norfolk Island
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
12
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cowra Japanese Garden and De Salis Wines. Get a sense of the local culture at Orange Mountain Wines and The Age of Fishes Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Turon National Park in Capertee (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and learn about winemaking at Stockman's Ridge Wines.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Orange day trip website .

Sydney to Orange is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Orange is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Orange

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Turon National Park, The Age of Fishes Museum, Cowra Japanese Garden
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De Salis Wines ©
De Salis Wines
Orange Mountain Wines ©
Orange Mountain Wines
The Age of Fishes Museum ©
The Age of Fishes Museum

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 3rd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre. On the next day, examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Whites Minerals and Mining Museum, see the interesting displays at Mad Max Museum, then see the interesting displays at Silverton Gaol Museum, and finally Head underground at Day Dream Mine.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Orange to Broken Hill takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orange in October since evenings lows in Broken Hill dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Silverton Gaol Museum ©
Silverton Gaol Museum

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get outdoors at Fern Tree and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Get some cultural insight at Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock. On the 7th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to The Pipeline Track, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart holiday planner .

You can fly from Broken Hill to Hobart in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Broken Hill in October: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
The Pipeline Track ©
The Pipeline Track

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Johanna Beach and Childer's Cove. Explore hidden gems such as Gibsons Steps and Loch Ard Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles.

Plan trip to Port Campbell with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hugs Across The Cosmos, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Johanna Beach, Childer's Cove
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Alice Springs

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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Alice Springs in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Trails
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

2
nights
Margaret River

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Willespie and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caves Road and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Ngilgi Cave, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Caves Road ©
Caves Road
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visit Little Beach and Nanarup Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cable Beach. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Greens Pool, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and explore the galleries of Vancouver Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Albany sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nanarup Beach, Greens Pool
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

2
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Broome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Broome is warmer than Albany - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Mindil Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and browse the exhibits of Mason Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin road trip planner.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Darwin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Fishing Charters & Tours
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

3
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 Michaelmas Cay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Cairns is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Spas
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Emily Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Guava, and finally don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Norfolk Island journey planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Norfolk Island in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns to Norfolk Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Norfolk Island at 23°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

1
night
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Pilot Beach, and finally putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

Plan trip to Port Macquarie with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norfolk Island in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pilot Beach
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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