30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Jaipur
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Jaipur

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Ubirr and Bardedjilidji Walk. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, trek along Yurmikmik Walks, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and get great views at Mirray Lookout.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning app.

Jaipur, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Jaipur to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 Australian Sports Museum and Federation Square capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Capital City Trail and Explore4WD. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, 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
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Falls Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to The National Pass and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum in Valley Heights, approximately Valley Heights away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Lost Bear Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and explore the striking landscape of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. 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

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Teddy Sinclair, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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 Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Visit Bondi Beach and Milk Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
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.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, 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
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
nights
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.
Village Gallery and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum 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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, 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 take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
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.
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. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

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 Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. April in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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