30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 20th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and finally Head underground at Mammoth Cave. On your second day here, Head underground at Ngilgi Cave and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River road trip planner.

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Margaret River, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Augusta, Ngilgi Cave
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

2
nights
Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Middleton Beach and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Albany planning website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Blue Mountains. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in the exciting artwork at Jason Ree.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site .

You can fly from Albany to Sydney in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, Lincoln's Rock
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Coastal walk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then admire the sheer force of Barron Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Palm Cove takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for much hotter days in Palm Cove, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Barron Falls ©
Barron Falls
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, don't miss a visit to Uluru, then get great views at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Cove in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
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 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©

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nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Nitmiluk National Park and then relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Katherine day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Katherine: highs are around 38°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ubirr and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and then identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darwin day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

4
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Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Broome Historical Museum and Japanese Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Roebuck Bay and Broome Town Beach. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

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

Getting from Darwin to Broome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in August, Broome is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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