30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hay
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Dimboola
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Mungo National Park
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
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Marree
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kings Canyon
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Tennant Creek
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Daly Waters
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Katherine
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Darwin
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Mataranka
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Tennant Creek
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Cloncurry
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Townsville
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Cairns
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Mackay
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Bundaberg
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Gold Coast
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Hay — 1 night

Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Hay Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Shear Outback, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hay Sunset Viewing Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hay trip itinerary planner.

Springwood to Hay is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dimboola.
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Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Dimboola

Dimboola is a town in the Shire of Hindmarsh in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia, 334 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.HistorySituated on the Wimmera River, Dimboola was previously known as 'Nine Creeks'. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Pink Lake.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dimboola trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hay to Dimboola takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mungo National Park.
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Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Mungo National Park — 1 night

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mungo National Park online travel route planner.

Drive from Dimboola to Mungo National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Flinders Ranges National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Flinders Ranges National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mungo National Park to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mungo National Park to Flinders Ranges National Park is minus 0.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Flinders Ranges National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Marree.
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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

Marree — 1 night

Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marree trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Flinders Ranges National Park to Marree takes 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Coober Pedy.
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Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then make a trip to Big Winch, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and finally make a trip to Spaceship from Pitch Black.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marree to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Coober Pedy in April: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kings Canyon.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Classes
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Kings Canyon — 1 night

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kings Canyon travel planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon by car takes about 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.
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Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

Alice Springs — 1 night

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Glen Helen Gorge and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Tennant Creek.
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tennant Creek online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Tennant Creek is somewhat warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Daly Waters.
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Daly Waters — 1 night

Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Daly Waters visit planner.

Getting from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters by car takes about 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Katherine.
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Katherine — 1 night

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, then take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Katherine day trip planner.

You can drive from Daly Waters to Katherine in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 1 night

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning website.

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for 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 find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) (Nourlangie Rock & Bowali Visitors Centre) and Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls, Buley Rockhole, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ubirr, tour in harmony with nature at Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip maker.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mataranka.
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Side Trips
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Mataranka — 1 night

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll around Elsey National Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then test the waters at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mataranka travel route builder app.

Getting from Darwin to Mataranka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kundjarra (the Pebbles).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tennant Creek tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mataranka to Tennant Creek in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Cloncurry.
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Cloncurry — 1 night

Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. On the 9th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Burke&Wills Monument.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cloncurry road trip site.

Drive from Tennant Creek to Cloncurry in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Tennant Creek to Cloncurry due to the time zone difference. In May in Cloncurry, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Townsville.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Townsville — 2 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cloncurry to Townsville. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Cairns — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mackay.
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Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Mackay — 1 night

Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 14th (Sat), make a splash at Mackay Aqua Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackay attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Mackay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in May, expect Mackay to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Bundaberg.
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Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
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Bundaberg — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn the secrets of production at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bundaberg trip planner.

Getting from Mackay to Bundaberg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackay in May since evenings lows in Bundaberg dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Gold Coast — 4 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, approximately Brisbane away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Tue) at Dreamworld. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Bundaberg to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

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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