30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 1st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. In August in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.
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Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
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Leura — 2 nights

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. On the 5th (Fri), trek along Grand Canyon track, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, and then take in the pleasant sights at Gordon Falls Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leura road trip planning app.

Getting from Melbourne to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Leura are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Leura in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 nights

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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Photography Tours in Daintree, approximately Daintree away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and look for gifts at Daintree Entomological museum.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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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