11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Atherton
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Nightlife Outdoors Trails
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Cairns

Fun & Games
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Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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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 20th (Tue): meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Atherton.
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Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

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Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Barrine and then browse the exhibits of Historic Village Herberton.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Atherton trip tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Atherton by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Atherton

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Lake Barrine
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Lake Barrine ©
Lake Barrine
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Atherton to Airlie Beach with the Route module. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Mary Ryan's, cool off at WetSide Water Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, Hervey Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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