30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
8
Perth
— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. In September, Cairns is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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Cape Tribulation

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.
On the 10th (Thu), let the river carry you with Ocean Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, then learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm ©
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas attractions planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Sydney is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perth travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In October in Perth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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