11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Ingham
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
Bundaberg
— 1 day
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Beerwah
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns route planning website .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ingham.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at TYTO Wetlands and then admire the sheer force of Wallaman Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ingham online journey planner .

Drive from Cairns to Ingham in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Ingham

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

1
day
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 26th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, go for a stroll along the water at Bundaberg Port Marina, then admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, and finally get lost in a book at Bundaberg Regional Libraries.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ingham to Bundaberg takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ingham in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bundaberg, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Bundaberg Regional Libraries ©
Bundaberg Regional Libraries

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get in on the family fun at The Ginger Factory, then stop by Belmondos Organic Market, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Noosa online trip planner .

Getting from Bundaberg to Noosa by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Ginger Factory
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Ginger Factory ©
The Ginger Factory

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach and then meet the residents at Australia Zoo.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Beerwah visit planning site .

Getting from Noosa to Beerwah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana, stop by Wicked Berries, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coffs Harbour Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Beerwah to Coffs Harbour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

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