30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 1 night
Fly
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately Faulconbridge away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, tour on your own time with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip planning site.

Corpus Christi, USA to Katoomba is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Corpus Christi to Katoomba. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Corpus Christi in June; daily highs in Katoomba reach 64°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Cairns

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route planning app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Cape Tribulation

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, then explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Animal Tracks Safari, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Perth

— 1 night

City of Light

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 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Make your Perth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Exmouth

— 2 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Perth to Exmouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Exmouth reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Melbourne takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Exmouth in June, with highs in Melbourne at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.