30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
car:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Kuranda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Atherton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Innisfail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Bowen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Finch Hatton
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
13
Bundaberg
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Roma
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
15
Toowoomba
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
16
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 1st (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

Make your Hamilton Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hamilton Island at 31°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, then view the masterpieces at Peter Jarver Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Barron Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuranda online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hamilton Island to Kuranda in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Kuranda, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Barron Falls ©
Barron Falls
Peter Jarver Gallery ©
Peter Jarver Gallery

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atherton Tablelands and Michaelmas Cay. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Babinda Boulders will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and look for gifts at Australian Leather Company.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns travel route planner .

Cairns is just a short distance from Kuranda. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
On the 7th (Sun), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at With Sugar, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Photography Tours
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Photography Tours
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Thornton Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atherton.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

2
nights
Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Wooroonooran National Park, steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curtain Fig National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Atherton vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Atherton takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Atherton can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Innisfail.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wooroonooran National Park, Curtain Fig National Park, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
Wooroonooran National Park ©
Wooroonooran National Park

1
night
Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Innisfail Temple, then get great views at Mamu Tropical Skywalk, then take an in-depth tour of Australian Sugar Industry Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Etty Bay.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Innisfail journey builder app .

You can drive from Atherton to Innisfail in 1.5 hours. In April in Innisfail, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Innisfail

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Australian Sugar Industry Museum
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mamu Tropical Skywalk ©
Mamu Tropical Skywalk

2
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 14th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, then kick back and relax at Mission Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Clump Mountain National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mission Beach online day trip planner .

Drive from Innisfail to Mission Beach in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Clump Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Clump Mountain National Park ©
Clump Mountain National Park

1
night
Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bowen Historical Society and Museum, don't miss a visit to Mother Beddock Rock, then kick back and relax at Grays Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Gloucester Island National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hydeaway Bay Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bowen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mission Beach to Bowen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bowen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hydeaway Bay
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Gloucester Island National Park ©
Gloucester Island National Park
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip website .

You can drive from Bowen to Airlie Beach in an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bowen in April since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Finch Hatton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

1
night
Finch Hatton

Finch Hatton ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Finch Hatton Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Broken River.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Finch Hatton trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Finch Hatton takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Finch Hatton

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Broken River
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Finch Hatton Gorge ©
Finch Hatton Gorge

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Rockhampton Zoo, and then get a new perspective on nature at FLOW Visitors Centre. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Rockhampton Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Farnborough Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Yeppoon Main Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rockhampton online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Finch Hatton to Rockhampton. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Yeppoon
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Yeppoon Main Beach ©
Yeppoon Main Beach
FLOW Visitors Centre ©
FLOW Visitors Centre

2
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Barolin Rocks. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alexandra Park, stroll through Alexandra Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, then learn about winemaking at Brierley Wines, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Snakes Downunder Reptile Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bundaberg itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Roma.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Childers, Barolin Rocks
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mon Repos ©
Mon Repos
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Brierley Wines ©
Brierley Wines

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day
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 25th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, get to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, then make a trip to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, and finally make a trip to The Big Rig.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Roma trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Bundaberg to Roma with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Roma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

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day
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Luke's Anglican Church, then examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Spring Bluff.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Toowoomba road trip tool .

You can drive from Roma to Toowoomba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Toowoomba, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Spring Bluff
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum
Spring Bluff ©
Spring Bluff
St Luke's Anglican Church ©
St Luke's Anglican Church

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Explore hidden gems such as Scotts Head Beach and Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic. Get in touch with nature at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and Diggers beach. Venture out of the city with trips to South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, cruise along Sealy Lookout, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coffs Harbour Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour visit planner.

You can fly from Toowoomba to Coffs Harbour in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toowoomba in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Coffs Harbour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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