17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seville
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Mossman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  29​h
End: Seville

1
night
Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. On the 21st (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mossman trip itinerary maker tool .

Seville, Spain to Mossman is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seville to Mossman. Traveling from Seville in April, expect Mossman to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mossman

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Douglas
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Mossman to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, then take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Whitsunday Island in April since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

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

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, look for gifts at Truly Tea, stroll through Belongil Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Lennox Head Beach
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

4
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Byron Bay in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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