30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Johannesburg

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and The National Pass. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The National Pass
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online visit planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. Visiting Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, get outside with Horses in Port, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, get great views at Bukbukluk Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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