30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Broome
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
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Darwin
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Cable Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome route planner.

Bengaluru, India to Broome is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Broome, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Broome when traveling from Bengaluru in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and then discover the deep blue sea with Reef Sprinter.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning tool.

Fly from Broome to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Broome in August, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Peter Jarver Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Birdworld Kuranda and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at Skypark by AJ Hackett Cairns, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mala Walk and Kuniya Walk. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Timers Mine and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Serbian Orthodox Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, play a few rounds at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Dog Fence, and identify plant and animal life at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy road trip tool.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Coober Pedy are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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 16th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Residency, see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then get engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, and finally grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner.

Drive from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Coober Pedy in August, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Katherine

— 3 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Katherine Museum and Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with Katherine Outback Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, play a few rounds at Katherine Country Club, and trek along Jatbula Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Katherine online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Katherine is somewhat warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Jim Jim Falls and Anbangbang Billabong. Get outdoors at Cahills Crossing and Mamukala Billabong. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning app.

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Darwin

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and then examine the collection at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah.

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Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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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.