30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
14
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Captain Cook Cruises as well as AEA Luxury Tours. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Sydney is 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Penguin Parade as well as Ocean Road Tours. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Trin Warren Tam-boore will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Penguin Parade
Highlights from your plan
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore
Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Ocean Road Tours ©
Ocean Road Tours

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Billygoat Falls, Kangaroo Island Odysseys, Admirals Arch, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Billygoat Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, do a tasting at Dudley Cellar Door, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Penneshaw Market Day. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Odysseys ©
Kangaroo Island Odysseys

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and then kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip maker site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. October in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Henley Beach
Highlights from your plan
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

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.
Visit Fremantle Prison and The Fremantle Round House for their historical value. Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower, take an in-depth tour of Revolutions Transport Museum, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perth attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. October in Perth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

1
night
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 16th (Wed): get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get all the information you need at Alice Springs School of the Air, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Perth to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in October, with highs in Alice Springs at 38°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs School of the Air ©
Alice Springs School of the Air

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 18th (Fri), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station.

Discover how to plan a Kings Canyon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get all the information you need at Alice Springs School of the Air, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Residency, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner.

Drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and finally contemplate the long history of Star Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darwin online vacation planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 22nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning tool.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Star Village and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For maps and other tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin ©
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Historic Village Herberton in Herberton, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, stop by Annie's at the Beach, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker site.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In October, Cairns is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Brisbane

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.
On the 28th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Moffat Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online travel planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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