11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Port Douglas
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

3
nights
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 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Lithuania, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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 30th (Fri): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Townsville online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Townsville by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

2
nights
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 (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Hastings Street and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Byron Bay Beachside Markets, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay day trip planning site .

Drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

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