19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Melbourne
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Sydney Olympic Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Hervey Bay
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Airlie Beach
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Cairns

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Brighton Beach and then contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Brighton Beach
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then hike along ANZAC Parade Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George, then engage your brain at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, then contemplate the long history of Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Canberra trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney Olympic Park.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Cathedral and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johns Anglican Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney Olympic Park trip planner .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney Olympic Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Canberra in October, expect Sydney Olympic Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Sydney Olympic Park

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parramatta
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St Patrick's Cathedral ©
St Patrick's Cathedral
St Johns Anglican Cathedral ©
St Johns Anglican Cathedral

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Taronga Zoo to Manly Beach Walk, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bronte Beach and Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Norah Head Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip site .

Sydney is just a stone's throw from Sydney Olympic Park. Traveling from Sydney Olympic Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Bronte Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hastings River, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip planning tool .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, you will find days in Gold Coast are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

2
days
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Caloundra trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Marcoola Beach, Buderim Forest Park
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Museums

Side Trip

Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum
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Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island
To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature
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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. You will leave for Mackay on the 5th (Mon).

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 31st (Wed), view the masterpieces at Fredericks Showcase Space, then enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Harbour Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gooseponds.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackay road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hervey Bay to Mackay. Traveling from Hervey Bay in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Mackay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

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Harbour Beach ©
Harbour Beach
Town Beach ©
Town Beach

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach day trip planner.

Drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will leave for Whitsunday Island on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 1st (Thu), explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip itinerary builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach
For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, with lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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