17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Yeppoon
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach). Spend the 25th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns vacation app .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
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.
On the 30th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 31st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Into The Blue Gallery, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach road trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Plaza Emu Park, get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon, then admire the local landmark of Keppel Kraken, and finally kick back and relax at Farnborough Beach. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Stony Creek, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yeppoon Main Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yeppoon road trip site .

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Yeppoon in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in November: highs in Yeppoon hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stony Creek, Anzac Plaza Emu Park
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Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon
Keppel Kraken ©
Keppel Kraken

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Venture out of the city with trips to Noosa River (in Noosaville), Noosa (Noosa National Park & Noosa Main Beach) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and look for gifts at MaisyMoo.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeppoon to Mooloolaba. When traveling from Yeppoon in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Mooloolaba, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa, Australia Zoo, MaisyMoo, Mount Ninderry
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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