30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albany
— 3 nights
2
Broome
— 3 nights
3
Darwin
— 4 nights
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
8
Gold Coast
— 4 nights

3
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.
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 °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Denmark
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
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 Cable Beach. Attractions like Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Broome.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Broome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Albany in July, plan for much hotter days in Broome, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Litchfield National Park and Darwin Waterfront. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Star Village. Change things up with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, cool off at Wave Lagoon, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin online trip planner.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

3
nights
Katherine

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 Nitmiluk National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air, and relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katherine trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Darwin to Katherine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Katherine when traveling from Darwin in July, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Helicopter Tours
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
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, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, thenexamine 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, thencontemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thentake 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 °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Babinda Boulders. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Mission Beach (Skydiving & Mission Beach). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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 4.5 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 °C to lows of °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

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mission Beach, Paronella Park, Palm Cove Beach, Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
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Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach

4
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.
Visiting Daintree National Park and Opal Reef will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Agincourt Reef and Spas. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, 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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Bring the kids along to Cape Byron Walking Track and Kurrawa Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, make a trip to Snapper Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planning app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around °C and lows about °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

Side Trip

Byron Bay
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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