17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Canungra
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Cape Hillsborough
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
7
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  13​h 15​min
8
Karumba
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
9
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

2
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: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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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

1
night
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 8th (Fri), stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in November since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canungra.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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

1
night
Canungra

Canungra ©
Canungra is a small rural town and locality in the Scenic Rim Region local government area of South East Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by Canungra Books and Art, make a trip to Canungra War Memorial, relax in the rural setting at Mountview Alpaca Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Killarney Glen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canungra trip planning app .

Drive from Byron Bay to Canungra in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Canungra

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Killarney Glen
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Canungra War Memorial ©
Canungra War Memorial
Mountview Alpaca Farm ©
Mountview Alpaca Farm

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 10th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Champagne Pools and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Head.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Canungra to Fraser Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
day
Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Smalleys Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Hillsborough trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Cape Hillsborough. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Cape Hillsborough. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Whitsunday Island fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Cape Hillsborough to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Karumba.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

1
day
Karumba

Karumba is a town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. On the 14th (Thu), get outside with Kerry D Charters and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Karumba trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Karumba. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, expect Karumba to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Karumba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online travel planner .

You can drive from Karumba to Port Douglas in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Karumba in November, expect Port Douglas to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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