50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 27 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h
6
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  3​h
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

27
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Beach and Terrigal Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nan Tien Temple and Norah Head Lighthouse. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Odd Mountain, & more) and MacKenzie Reserve (in Budgewoi). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Watagans National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Munmorah State Conservation Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yengo National Park.

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If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Mittagong, Bowral
Find places to stay Sep 15 — Oct 12:
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

2
nights
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.
You've now added Airlie Beach Lagoon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, then choose your vessel at Cumberland Charter Yachts, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Proserpine Museum, stop by Colour Me Crazy, then go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Proserpine
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
You've now added Whitehaven Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Whitsunday Island to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noosa Main Beach as well as Noosa National Park. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, then stroll through Marcoola Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, and finally stop by Maleny Cheese. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Noosa travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Whitsunday Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Maleny Cheese, The Real McCaul, Sunshine Castle, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park

3
nights
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.
Sundive Byron Bay has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): have unforgettable encounters with Sundive Byron Bay and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Vincent's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Sundive Byron Bay
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 23rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, then indulge your taste buds at Arcadia Store, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Magnetic Island National Park, then shop like a local with Magnetic Island Museum, and then get interesting insight from Pilgrim Sailing.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and ferry from Gold Coast to Magnetic Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, expect Magnetic Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Arcadia Store ©
Arcadia Store

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Palm Cove Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route maker app .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Birdworld Kuranda, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 29th (Mon), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, Fraser Island is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at With Sugar, stop by Whileaway, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and finally kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Port Douglas. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course ©
Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
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