30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 9 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Birdsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
End: Melbourne


3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner .

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

9
nights
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.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, and get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs visit planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

4
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Birdsville Races and explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Birdsville trip builder tool .

Getting from Alice Springs to Birdsville by car takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Birdsville when traveling from Alice Springs in July, with lows around 8°C. You'll set off for Coober Pedy on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and then look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Birdsville to Coober Pedy by car takes about 23 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Birdsville in July, expect nights in Coober Pedy to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Homestead Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Port Augusta Train Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, and finally take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta online tour itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. July in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Homestead Gardens ©
Homestead Gardens

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Cleland Wildlife Park (in Crafers) and Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Langmeil Winery and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tanunda online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Port Augusta to Tanunda by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Murray Street Vineyards, Seppeltsfield, Whistler Wines, Beerenberg Farm, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 31st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Melbourne takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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