18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Edinburgh
Fly:  27​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Edinburgh

2
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.
On the 11th (Mon), wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Byron Bay.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fraser Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

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Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
days
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 17th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth, and then experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay. On your second day here, stop by Truly Tea, then stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Byron Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 10°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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Side Trip

Lake Ainsworth
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

2
days
Hamilton Island

Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then get your game on at Sports Club. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island journey planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Sports Club ©
Sports Club

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Historic Village Herberton. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Hamilton Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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