50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Cairns
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 15 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Sydney
— 15 nights
Sydney

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Shute Harbour, and then examine the collection at Proserpine Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Airlie Beach: highs are around 31°C and lows about 26°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Proserpine Museum
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

14
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Opal Reef, Safaris, & more), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at The Crystal Caves, and identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mareeba, Historic Village Herberton, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

15
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach, kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and experience rural life at Tropical Fruit World.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Springbrook, Caloundra, Murwillumbah, Caloundra Lighthouses, Montville Art Gallery
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island road trip website .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

16
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caves Beach and Wentworth Falls. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Three Sisters, & more) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bronte Beach, Caves Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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