15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Brussels

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

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Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

2
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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 16th (Sun), learn about all things military at Army Museum North Queensland, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, then take in nature's colorful creations at Queens Gardens Townsville, and finally go for a walk through Castle Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Townsville trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Townsville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach route planning site .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
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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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Bay House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Airlie Beach in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, hike along The National Pass, get great views at Lincoln's Rock, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Blue Mountains National Park day trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Blue Mountains National Park dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Fraser Island vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Fraser Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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