30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Leura
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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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.
Let the collections at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and Tanks Arts Centre. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Glasgow in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
For shopping fun, head to With Sugar or Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

6
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Brett Whiteley Studio and Australian National Maritime Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
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Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Gallery One88 will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leura Mall and Katoomba Antique Centre. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub (in Springwood) and Eskbank House and Museum (in Lithgow). And it doesn't end there: stop by Josophan's Fine Chocolate, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Leuralla.

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

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Leura, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Drill Hall Gallery. Australian War Memorial and Strathnairn Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Canberra with an excursion to Village Antiques in Bungendore--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, engage your brain at Questacon, and explore the galleries of PhotoAccess.

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Drive from Leura to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Leura in April, with highs in Canberra at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side 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.
Melbourne Museum and Federation Square will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, view the masterpieces at The Blender Studios, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, Melbourne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.