30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
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Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h 45 min
5
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  20 h 30 min
9
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2 h 30 min
10
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
car:  11 h
11
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Mossman
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Cairns

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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.
You've added Mindil Beach, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Deckchair Cinema, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Darwin Cenotaph, enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and finally catch a movie at Deckchair Cinema. On the next day, walk around Bicentennial Park and then don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Darwin day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Darwin International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Magnetic Termite Mounds
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Deckchair Cinema ©
Deckchair Cinema

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. You've added Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Nourlangie Rock, North Australian Helicopters, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Anbangbang Billabong and Bardedjilidji Walk. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

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

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water Cruises ©
Yellow Water Cruises
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise ©
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nitmiluk Tours as well as Nitmiluk National Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the world from above with Nitmiluk Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, and then explore the galleries of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs and then explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Katherine route maker site .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine with the Route module. In December in Katherine, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Nitmiluk Tours ©
Nitmiluk Tours

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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Magnetic Termite Mounds, Florence Falls and Tolmer Falls. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tolmer Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In December, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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Broome

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.
Relax by the water at Reddell Beach and Roebuck Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gantheaume Point and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Broome. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Broome are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Broome in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Helicopter Tours
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Terrigal Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

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nights
Brisbane

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, and then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then wander the streets of West End.

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
West End ©
West End

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 6th (Mon), join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then get your game on at Sports Club.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island day trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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Cairns

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crystal Cascades and Cathedral Fig Tree. Take a break from the city and head to Esplanade Boardwalk and Lake Barrine. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, walk around Munro Martin Parklands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker website .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Lake Barrine ©
Lake Barrine

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Mossman

Mossman
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mossman visit planning app .

Drive from Cairns to Mossman in 1.5 hours. January in Mossman sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

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