15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 15​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 1 night
End: Brisbane

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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): see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums
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Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Heart Reef. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Cape Hillsborough National Park in Cape Hillsborough, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Hillsborough National Park, Whitsunday Islands, Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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hours
Brisbane

Brisbane
To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in November since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 21°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
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night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 9th (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour, then stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burrum Heads Beach, don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts, and then tour the stables at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip builder site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Tugun Beach, and then kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip maker app .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 12th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve and then kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach.

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You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Broken Head
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

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night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Byron Bay in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Trails Beaches Parks
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Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb ©
Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb

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night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Discover how to plan a Port Macquarie trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

North Brother Mountain
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
On the 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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