30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Leura
— 3 nights
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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 · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Douglas fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can 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:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Twin Falls. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, 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:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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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.
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 · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Melbourne

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 Australian Sports Museum. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
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Canberra

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:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

3
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Leura

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Dryridge Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leura: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin) and Megalong Creek Estate (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and see the interesting displays at Kurrajong Radio Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Leura travel route website.

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

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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Sydney

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

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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