13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Maroochydore
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation maker app .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Rockhampton Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rockhampton trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Rockhampton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rockhampton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

1
night
Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Maroochydore trip website .

Explore your travel options from Rockhampton to Maroochydore with the Route module. When traveling from Rockhampton in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Maroochydore: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, then explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maroochydore to Fraser Island. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Maheno Wreck ©
Maheno Wreck

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackay day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Mackay. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bucasia Beach ©
Bucasia Beach

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary and then shop like a local with The Drill Hall Studio.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Townsville. In June in Townsville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio

3
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and St Monica's Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip tool .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catseye Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visiting Hamilton Island Golf Club and Wild life Hamilton Island will get you outdoors.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in June, you will find days in Hamilton Island are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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