30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Canberra
— 1 night
Drive
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Leura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. In November, Cairns is warmer than Chicago - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. There's still lots to do: trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

2
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Lungkata Walk. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art Uluru.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

3
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be slightly colder, around 50°F, while days are colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Canberra online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

3
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Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Megalong Creek Estate. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Leura day trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Leura by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in November, with highs in Leura at 82°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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 a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.