23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Sydney

6
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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through The Rocks, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

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

4
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planning tool .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
days
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, stroll through Trail Bike Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

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Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
days
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 19th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by With Sugar, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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