30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: London

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore hidden gems such as The Perth Mint and St. George's Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Mandurah War Memorial. Step out of Perth to go to Mandurah and see Halls Head Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, appreciate the history behind Queen Victoria, and view the masterpieces at Aspects of Kings Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip tool.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in Perth are much warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandurah, Sorrento Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Henley Beach and Aldinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Gorge Wildlife Park and Horseshoe Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple (in Sellicks Hill) and Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, stroll through Semaphore Beach, and ponder the world of politics at Torrens Building.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide. Traveling from Perth in November, you will find days in Adelaide are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach, Beerenberg Farm, Aldinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Palm Beach. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning tool.

You can fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Adelaide in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve and then stroll through Greenmount Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Opal Reef and Horses in Port. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in November; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Babinda Boulders and Granite Gorge Nature Park. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Behana Gorge Waterfall. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Jaques Coffee Plantation in Mareeba, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and stroll around Munro Martin Parklands.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mareeba, Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Granite Gorge Nature Park ©
Granite Gorge Nature Park
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Valley of the Winds. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route website.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Maguk Gorge will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Mamukala Wetlands and Mamukala Billabong. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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