30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Sydney — 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Chinese Garden of Friendship. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route builder website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Canberra.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Canberra — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Fri), get curious at Questacon, then admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Richmond Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 3 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Little Sahara. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits, stop by Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and get outside with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary website.

Fly from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Jewel Cave. The adventure continues: Head underground at Lake Cave and take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.
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Broome — 2 nights

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 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Broome route planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Darwin.
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Darwin — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas. While traveling from Darwin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 25th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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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