30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Melbourne
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Alice Springs
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Darwin
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Cairns
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Brisbane
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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and Collins St/Swanston St. Take a break from the city and head to Brighton Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Beer Tastings & Tours in Mornington, approximately Mornington away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, admire the natural beauty at Carlton Gardens, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Town Hall, and contemplate the long history of Rippon Lea Estate.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne planning tool.

Madrid, Spain to Melbourne is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Madrid in August, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs — 5 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Step out of the city life by going to Alice Springs Desert Park and Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path. Do some cultural sightseeing at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wayoutback Australian Safaris, get outside with Simpsons Gap, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Darwin.
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Darwin — 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Helicopter Tours, Buley Rockhole, &more). There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Darwin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly 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.
Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and Off-Road Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Jetty (in Palm Cove), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, &more) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning app.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Darwin in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach, grab your bike and head to Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Koala Centre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Newstead House, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wynnum Esplanade.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in August; daily highs in Brisbane reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sydney Jewish Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 2 nights

On the 2nd (Fri), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, then examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and then visit Degraves Street.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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