15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kingscliff
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Ayr
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Sarina
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
8
Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Kingscliff
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Ipswich
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Tweed Heads

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mon Repos Turtle Encounter as well as Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter and then admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg trip maker .

Kingscliff to Bundaberg is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife
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Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, Singing Ship, Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koorana Crocodile Farm, then make a trip to Singing Ship, then take in the pleasant sights at Bluff Point Walking Track, and finally ponder the design of Keppel Kraken. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, then head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon, then get great views at Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, and finally get great views at Spring Head Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yeppoon road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Bundaberg to Yeppoon in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yeppoon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Singing Ship, Koorana Crocodile Farm
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Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Koorana Crocodile Farm ©
Koorana Crocodile Farm
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon

2
nights
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.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): make a splash at Airlie Aqua Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yeppoon in October, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
On the 4th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, explore the galleries of Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Townsville travel route planner.

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Townsville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ©
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Horses in Port, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and stroll around Anzac Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ayr.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.GeographyAyr is located 88km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12km away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Zaro Cultural Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth, and then view the masterpieces at Ayr Nature Display.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ayr trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Ayr with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Ayr can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Sarina.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Home Hill
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Ayr Nature Display ©
Ayr Nature Display

1
day
Sarina

Sarina ©
Sarina is a town and locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Barfield, take an in-depth tour of Sarina District Historical Centre, and then appreciate the history behind Big Cane Toad.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ayr to Sarina takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sarina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Sarina

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Barfield
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Big Cane Toad ©
Big Cane Toad

2
nights
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy ©
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then step off the mainland to explore Lady Musgrave Island. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

You can plan Seventeen Seventy trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Sarina to Seventeen Seventy by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October in Seventeen Seventy, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lady Musgrave Island
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Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, take a tour of HMAS Brisbane, then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and finally get great views at Lows Lookout.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba online travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seventeen Seventy to Mooloolaba. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in October, things will get little chillier in Mooloolaba: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kingscliff.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lows Lookout
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Lows Lookout ©
Lows Lookout

few
hours
Kingscliff

Kingscliff ©
A coastal town that hosts surfers, swimmers, and water-sport enthusiasts, Kingscliff is a wet and wild vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kingscliff trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Kingscliff takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kingscliff can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ipswich.

Things to do in Kingscliff

Wildlife Parks
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Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

few
hours
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Pro Rally Experience and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Catholic Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ipswich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kingscliff to Ipswich in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kingscliff in October: highs in Ipswich hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ipswich

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Pro Rally Experience ©
Pro Rally Experience
St Marys Catholic Church ©
St Marys Catholic Church

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