11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  29​h
1
Townsville
— 1 day
bus:  4​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

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day
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 20th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then kick back and relax at The Strand.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Townsville trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Townsville is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in January, expect Townsville to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip itinerary builder app .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 24th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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