30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
3
Albany
— 2 nights
4
Fremantle
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
8
Canberra
— 2 nights
9
Launceston
— 2 nights
10
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
11
Hobart
— 3 nights

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Federation Square and Melbourne Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Kilda Beach. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, explore the world behind art at Craft Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Erechim, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 33-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Erechim to Melbourne, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Erechim in January, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Federation Square ©
Federation Square
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To plan Kangaroo Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, kick back and relax at Emu Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, thentake in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. In January in Albany, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum, thensteep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, thencontemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Fremantle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Fremantle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albany in January, things will get a bit warmer in Fremantle: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

The Perth Mint, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
WA Shipwrecks Museum ©
WA Shipwrecks Museum
WA Maritime Museum ©
WA Maritime Museum
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

3
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Fremantle to Cairns in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fremantle to Cairns is 2 hours. Traveling from Fremantle in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, thenkick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast route planner.

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in January; daily highs in Gold Coast reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Australian National Maritime Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chinese Garden of Friendship and Qantas Heritage Collection. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

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nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, thenexplore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia

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nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, thenget engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: walk around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, thenexamine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Launceston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Canberra in January: high temperatures in Launceston hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania ©
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

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nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart visit app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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