30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 5 nights
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
3
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
4
Cairns
— 1 night
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
6
Adelaide
— 6 nights
7
Warrnambool
— 1 night
8
Portland
— 1 night
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, thenstop by Beach Book Boutique, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hydeaway Bay Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip builder tool.

Getting from Sydney to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, Hydeaway Bay Beach
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Speed Boats Tours
Beach Book Boutique ©
Beach Book Boutique

5
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Family-friendly places like Passage Peak and Catseye Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and get your game on at Sports Club.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in July: highs in Cairns hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, thentake in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Uluru and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like The Cedars and South Australian Museum will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to McLaren Vale to see Primo Estate about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and examine the collection at Bradman Collection.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip planning tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Adelaide hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Primo Estate, Glenelg Beach, The Cedars
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Adelaide to Warrnambool in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Warrnambool due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse.

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You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Warrnambool to Portland is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater
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Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Exhibition Building, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker tool.

Getting from Portland to Melbourne by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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