30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  27​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
Jabiru
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Blackheath
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

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St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 96°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Cow Bay Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 15th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water and Mirrai Lookout. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Blackheath trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru to Blackheath. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in November, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

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Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

3
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Blackheath in November since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

5
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in November, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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