17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Oslo

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Oslo, Norway to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Oslo to Sydney. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Oslo in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fraser Island online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Visit Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in November since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

3
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 29th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane attractions tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in November, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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