17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
Noosa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

2
days
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns journey site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island
On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

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Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street, and then identify plant and animal life at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Noosa Botanic Gardens
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
day
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, then explore the activities along Searys Creek, and then stroll through Cooloola Recreation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rainbow Beach trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Noosa to Rainbow Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cooloola Recreation Area
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Searys Creek ©
Searys Creek

2
days
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Caboolture Historical Village, then examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, and then take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, and then enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maleny trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Maleny takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra Lighthouses, Buderim Forest Park, Caboolture Historical Village, Queensland Air Museum
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses
Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Maleny to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast route site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip maker .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gold Coast in July since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

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day
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Korora Lookout.

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Drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
Bunker Cartoon Gallery ©
Bunker Cartoon Gallery

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Nan Tien Temple and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney route planning site .

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Nan Tien Temple, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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