30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Albany
— 3 nights
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Broome
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Darwin
— 4 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
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Albany

— 3 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and National Anzac Centre will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Duckett's Mill Winery and Denmark Farmhouse Cheese & Elephant Rocks). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, do a tasting at Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts, and get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Albany trip maker tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Albany is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Albany is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Broome

— 3 nights

Yawuru Country

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gantheaume Point and Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Historical Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery, meet the residents at Aqua Broome, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Broome tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Broome in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Albany in July, plan for much warmer days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Darwin

— 4 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Darwin Aviation Museum and Star Village. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, approximately Berry Springs away. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Darwin road trip website.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Broome in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Katherine

— 3 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and Katherine Hot Springs. Take a break from the city and head to Edith Falls and Low Level Nature Reserve. There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park, relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine visit planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in July since evenings lows in Katherine dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Alice Springs

— 2 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

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 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Katherine in July; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Cairns

— 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get in touch with nature at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Trinity Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Mission Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Skydiving (in Mission Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Daintree National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Agincourt Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas attractions planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Gold Coast

— 4 nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Bring the kids along to Cape Byron Walking Track and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: stroll through Coolangatta Beach, make a trip to Snapper Rocks, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in August, with highs in Gold Coast at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.