30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
3
Highfields
— 1 night
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
8
Oodnadatta
— 2 nights
9
Purnululu National Park
— 4 nights
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
11
Princetown
— 3 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Sydney is minus 2 hours. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Three Sisters, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blue Mountains National Park: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Pine Crest Orchard) and Bellbird Hill Lookout (in Kurrajong Heights).

Before you visit Blue Mountains National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blue Mountains National Park when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Highfields.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bilpin, Bellbird Hill Lookout, South Lawson Waterfall Circuit, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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Highfields

Highfields ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): walk around Highfields Falls, admire the natural beauty at Peacehaven Botanic Park, take an in-depth tour of Highfields Pioneer Village, then relax and rejuvenate at Refresh Body Therapies, and finally steep yourself in history at Spring Bluff.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Highfields planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Highfields. In June in Highfields, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Highfields

Museums · Parks · Spas
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Highfields Pioneer Village ©
Highfields Pioneer Village
Peacehaven Botanic Park ©
Peacehaven Botanic Park
Spring Bluff ©
Spring Bluff

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then walk around South Bank Parklands, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, then explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning app.

You can drive from Highfields to Brisbane in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Highfields in June, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Passage Peak, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Wumurdaylin, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island road trip website.

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in June since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and finally stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in June: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Field of Light, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore and take pictures at Uluru, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Oodnadatta.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta ©
Oodnadatta, in the Australian state of South Australia, is a small town surrounded by an area of 7800km2 with cattle stations in arid pastoral rangelands close to the Simpson Desert, 1011km north of Adelaide and 112 m above sea level. Your day by day itinerary now includes Painted Desert as well as Algebuckina Bridge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oodnadatta trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Oodnadatta by car takes about 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Oodnadatta

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Painted Desert
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Algebuckina Bridge ©
Algebuckina Bridge

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Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range and explore the striking landscape of Purnululu National Park Walking Trails.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Purnululu National Park trip planner.

Drive from Oodnadatta to Purnululu National Park in 24 hours. Traveling from Oodnadatta to Purnululu National Park, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Purnululu National Park Walking Trails ©
Purnululu National Park Walking Trails

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip planner.

Getting from Purnululu National Park to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

EscapeXperience
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EscapeXperience ©
EscapeXperience
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, then take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters, and finally take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Princetown trip app.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Princetown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, The Redwoods
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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