30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yamba
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Tenterfield
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Goondiwindi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Dubbo
— 1 night
8
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Sydney
— Few hours
10
Canberra
— 2 nights
11
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Hobart
— 4 nights
13
Devonport
— 1 night
ferry:  11​h 15​min
14
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Wellington

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Opera House as well as Darling Harbour. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and The Grape Escape. We've also included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong) and Southern Highlands Welcome Centre (in Mittagong). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Portland, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 18 hours. In October, Sydney is a bit warmer than Portland - with highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Mittagong, Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will leave for Yamba on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Nature
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hours
Yamba

Yamba
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach Yamba.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yamba trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Yamba takes 2 hours. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yamba, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Broken Head Nature Reserve and then take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Yamba to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

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hours
Tenterfield

Tenterfield ©
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 26th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Girraween Estate Winery and Cellar Door, contemplate the long history of World War 2 Tank Traps, and then examine the collection at Tenterfield Railway Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tenterfield trip itinerary app .

Drive from Byron Bay to Tenterfield in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Goondiwindi.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Girraween Estate Winery and Cellar Door
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Tenterfield Railway Museum ©
Tenterfield Railway Museum

1
night
Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goondiwindi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Tenterfield to Goondiwindi in 3 hours. You will leave for Dubbo on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Tours Theme Parks Parks
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1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol and then contemplate the waterfront views at Maquarie River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubbo route planning site .

Getting from Goondiwindi to Dubbo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Dubbo

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at Leuralla, then go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout, then steep yourself in history at Leura Post Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bonaventure's Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Leura journey planner .

You can drive from Dubbo to Leura in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Leuralla ©
Leuralla
Saint Bonaventure's Church ©
Saint Bonaventure's Church

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hours
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Leura in October, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George, engage your brain at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, then steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead, then view the masterpieces at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Ginninderra Village. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then view the masterpieces at PhotoAccess.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Canberra reach 71°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Bonsai & Penjing Collection ©

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Motor Museum and Migration Museum. Visit Carrick Hill and St Peter's Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of North Terrace.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, Adelaide is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Gorge Wildlife Park, National Motor Museum, Smith Brothers Walking Trail
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get some cultural insight at Richmond Gaol and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Museum-lovers will appreciate Salamanca Arts Centre and Narryna Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Port Arthur (Port Arthur Historic Site, Cape Raoul, & more) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In November, Hobart is little chillier than Adelaide - with highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Richmond, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Moorilla Estate Winery
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 8th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Burnie Regional Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, and then admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Devonport journey planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Devonport in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. November in Devonport sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Burnie Regional Museum
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum
Devonport Regional Gallery ©
Devonport Regional Gallery

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Discover out-of-the-way places like William Ricketts Sanctuary and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Devonport to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. While traveling from Devonport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Split Point Lighthouse, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:
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Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

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