30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Palm Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (The Giant Stairway & Wentworth Falls). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walking tours and Alice Springs Desert Park. Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Mount Gillen. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, get outside with Simpsons Gap, get great views at Anzac Hill, and explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs road trip planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in January, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Birdworld Kuranda
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Get outdoors at Kirra Beach and Natural Bridge. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba), Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang). There's lots more to do: stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maleny, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

Similar Plans

31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Perth & Brisbane BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM KUWAIT January, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Cairns, Sydney & Alice Springs BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Australia BY A USER FROM JERSEY November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Sydney & Noosa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in South Australia & New South Wales BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans