30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Bus to Williams Esplanade near French St, Fly to Jaipur

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 2 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Warradjan Cultural Centre and Bardedjilidji Walk will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Jaipur, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 120-hour travel. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Uluru. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Field of Light, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and Federation Square capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Explore4WD and Capital City Trail. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. For shopping fun, head to Katoomba Antique Centre or Teddy Sinclair. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, walk around Kanangra-Boyd National Park, browse the exhibits of Gallery One88, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Visit Bondi Beach and Milk Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, explore the galleries of ATTY Gallery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Cairns

— 3 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.
Village Gallery and Michael Seebeck Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and Tanks Arts Centre. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

Cape Tribulation

— 4 nights
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Entomological museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. April in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

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.