13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Belfast

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning website .

Belfast, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Brisbane is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Belfast in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 19th (Fri), explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts, cool off at WetSide Water Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. In October in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Australiana Cottage Crafts ©
Australiana Cottage Crafts

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night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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