13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  29​h 30​min
1
Eucla
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Coolum Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tin Can Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Maryborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Seventeen Seventy

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Eucla

Eucla
Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Eyre Highway, approximately 11km west of the South Australian border. To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eucla trip itinerary maker website .

Perth to Eucla is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and then have fun at Port Augusta Train Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Augusta trip planner.

Drive from Eucla to Port Augusta in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Eucla to Port Augusta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Port Augusta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Port Augusta

#Parks, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©

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Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubbo journey maker app .

Drive from Port Augusta to Dubbo in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Augusta in December: highs in Dubbo hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Dubbo

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 1st (Tue), laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dubbo to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Dubbo in December, you will find days in Gold Coast are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coolum Beach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach ©
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hastings Street and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coolum Beach trip planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Tin Can Bay.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Noosa
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay ©
Tin Can Bay is a town and locality in the Wide Bay–Burnett region in Queensland, Australia. For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tin Can Bay trip maker website .

You can drive from Coolum Beach to Tin Can Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maryborough.

Things to do in Tin Can Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Rainbow Beach
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Searys Creek ©
Searys Creek

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Maryborough

Maryborough ©
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Queens Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Maryborough tour planner.

You can drive from Tin Can Bay to Maryborough in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Maryborough can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Maryborough

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary site .

Hervey Bay is very close to Maryborough. In January, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Shopping
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 6th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip builder website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Nature, #Parks
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg travel route planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Bundaberg by combination of car and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bundaberg

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
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Mon Repos ©
Mon Repos
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

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