12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Cairns
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Atherton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Millaa Millaa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Cardwell
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
8
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Airlie Beach
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
10
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
11
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Perth

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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.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Perth to Cairns is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in April, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Cape Tribulation on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toPalm Cove.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palm Cove trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Palm Cove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Palm Cove sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Atherton.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Atherton

Atherton
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Atherton trip maker .

Getting from Palm Cove to Atherton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Atherton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toMillaa Millaa.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

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Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa ©
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ellinjaa Falls as well as Millaa Millaa Falls. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, then admire the sheer force of Zillie Falls, then admire the sheer force of Ellinjaa Falls, and finally stroll around Paronella Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Millaa Millaa online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Atherton to Millaa Millaa takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Paronella Park
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Millaa Millaa Falls ©
Millaa Millaa Falls
Ellinjaa Falls ©
Ellinjaa Falls
Zillie Falls ©
Zillie Falls

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Millaa Millaa to Mission Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Cardwell on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cardwell

Cardwell
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. You've now added The Spa Pool to your itinerary.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardwell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Cardwell takes an hour. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cardwell

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Townsville tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cardwell to Townsville by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off toAirlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

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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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in April, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Whitsunday Island on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in April since evenings lows in Whitsunday Island dip to 22°C. On the 25th (Thu), you're off toHamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley and then admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Fun & Games
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Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track