30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
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Albury
— 1 night
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Fly to Perth, Train to Armadale Stn Platform 2, Bus to Albany
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Cairns — 2 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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Billy Tea Safaris and Helicopter Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally stroll through Uluru.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Alice Springs.
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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 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. On your second day here, get great views at Anzac Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs travel route tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Scenic Walkway. Step off the beaten path and head to Watsons Bay and St. Mary's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs to Sydney, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 1 night

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 13th (Thu), hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie route planning site.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Albury.
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Albury — 1 night

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Murray River Trail, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Albury attractions planner.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Albury by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, you will find days in Albury are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, then don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell itinerary planner.

Getting from Albury to Port Campbell by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dandenong Ranges National Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Federation Square, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Southbank.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kayaking & Canoeing. Escape the urban bustle at Russell Falls and Mount Wellington. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.
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Albany — 2 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.
On the 25th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then stroll through Middleton Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

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Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Albany in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Albany is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in April: highs in Albany hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 3 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get outdoors at Mammoth Cave and Gnarabup Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hamelin Bay and Caves Road. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Canal Rocks (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Margaret River road trip app.

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.
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