30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights

2
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Bilkbilkmi - Graveside Gorge. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment, hike along Yurmikmik Walks, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Jaipur, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

2
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Field of Light, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Explore4WD and Capital City Trail. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, view the masterpieces at The Blender Studios, get a taste of the local shopping with Federation Square, and stop by Australian By Design.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lost Bear Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to The National Pass and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum in Valley Heights, approximately Valley Heights away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Katoomba Antique Centre, browse the exhibits of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Teddy Sinclair, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

4
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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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, explore the galleries of ATTY Gallery, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, thenkick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, thentee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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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.
Village Gallery and Underart Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and Tanks Arts Centre. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Visit Thornton Beach and Cow Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Entomological museum. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. April in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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