30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

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.
You'll explore and learn at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Opal Museum. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Nepalese Pagoda. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, get your game on at South Bank Parklands, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

6
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.
Visit The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum in Valley Heights (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, learn more about the world around you at Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and explore the galleries of Justice & Police Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

6
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 National Sports Museum capture your imagination. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society, examine the collection at Scienceworks, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Treasury Building.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Melbourne trip simple and quick.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Islamic Museum of Australia
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Talapi. You'll explore and learn at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

6
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 inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Village Gallery), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 20th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tableland, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online travel route planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Atherton Tableland, Safaris, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree Entomological museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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