33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
Bundaberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Mackay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 8 nights
Drive:  29​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Taipei

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park to see Pulpit Rock Lookout about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney online journey maker .

Honolulu, USA to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 20 hours traveling from Honolulu to Sydney. Traveling from Honolulu in October, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
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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 7th (Sun): stroll through Dicky Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Dicky Beach
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1
day
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa online trip maker .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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day
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Eli Creek.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. In October in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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2
days
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 11th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Amandine Lavender, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alexandra Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bundaberg Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Bundaberg CBD.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bundaberg holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Bundaberg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Bundaberg

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

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Amandine Lavender
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Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Amandine Lavender ©
Amandine Lavender
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

1
day
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Nissan Navara Arena, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rockhampton trip planner.

Take a train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

2
days
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 14th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hillsborough National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, cool off at Bluewater Lagoon, and then cool off at Mackay Aqua Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackay trip planner .

Getting from Rockhampton to Mackay by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mackay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mackay

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

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Cape Hillsborough National Park
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

2
days
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then explore the galleries of The Drill Hall Studio. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Castle Hill, then step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then explore and take pictures at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackay to Townsville. October in Townsville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
The Strand ©
The Strand
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium ©

4
days
Port Douglas

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Safaris will get you outdoors. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and stop by Whileaway.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Myall Beach
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trail Bike Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Step out of the city life by going to Coogee Beach and Taronga Zoo. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, about 46 minutes away. Explore Sydney further: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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