30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 6 nights
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Warrnambool
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney

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.
Bring the kids along to Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then stop by Beach Book Boutique, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hydeaway Bay Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip builder tool.

Getting from Sydney to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Family-friendly places like Passage Peak and Whitsunday Islands National Park will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club, and bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cairns

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.
On the 18th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in July: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
On the 20th (Tue), go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Uluru and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like The Cedars and Art Gallery of South Australia will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to McLaren Vale to see Primo Estate about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Plan my trip to Adelaide with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Adelaide to Warrnambool in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Warrnambool due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Portland

Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, then visit a coastal fixture at Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse.

Plan my trip to Portland with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Warrnambool to Portland is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Melbourne

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Shrine of Remembrance make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker tool.

Getting from Portland to Melbourne by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

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.