17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 day
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
6
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fisherman's Lookout. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, then ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and finally take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Brisbane planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Noosa.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 13th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets and then contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, and then make a trip to Mount Tinbeerwah.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Noosa visit planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Original Eumundi Markets, Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

1
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 16th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Fraser Island in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Australian Leather Company. Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Hamilton Island in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground
Balloon Rides

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