17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuranda
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mena Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Innisfail
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuranda
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Kuranda

2
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
You've now added Charley's Chocolate Factory to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island. Keep things going the next day: get behind the scenes at Charley's Chocolate Factory, then do a tasting at Murdering Point Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Mission Arts.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Kuranda to Mission Beach is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuranda.

Things to do in Mission Beach

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Murdering Point Winery, Hinchinbrook Island
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Hinchinbrook Island ©
Hinchinbrook Island
Charley's Chocolate Factory ©
Charley's Chocolate Factory
Murdering Point Winery ©
Murdering Point Winery

2
nights
Mena Creek

Mena Creek ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paronella Park. On the 21st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, then identify plant and animal life at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, and then get great views at Millaa Millaa Lookout. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paronella Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mena Creek vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mission Beach to Mena Creek by car takes about an hour. In July in Mena Creek, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Innisfail.

Things to do in Mena Creek

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes
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Millaa Millaa Falls ©
Millaa Millaa Falls
Millaa Millaa Lookout ©
Millaa Millaa Lookout
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

2
nights
Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. You've now added Mamu Tropical Skywalk to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian Sugar Industry Museum, then get great views at Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Innisfail Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Rainforest Heart and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nandroya Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Innisfail trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Mission Beach to Innisfail in an hour. July in Innisfail sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Innisfail

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Australian Sugar Industry Museum, Rainforest Heart, Nandroya Falls
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Rainforest Heart ©
Rainforest Heart
Mamu Tropical Skywalk ©
Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Nandroya Falls ©
Nandroya Falls

7
nights
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dubuji Boardwalk and The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. Explore Kuranda's surroundings by going to Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Entomological museum, Marrdja Botanical Walk, & more) and Mossman (Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery & Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, get the lay of the land with Kuranda Riverboat, explore the galleries of Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe, and admire all the interesting features of Cathedral Fig Tree.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuranda driving holiday planner .

In July in Kuranda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuranda

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Spy & Camera Museum, Rex Lookout
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Kuranda Riverboat ©
Kuranda Riverboat
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour ©
The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, Gallo DairyLand, Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Thu), experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, choose your vessel at Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and finally identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cairns Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and then tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns planning website .

Cairns is very close to Kuranda. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Crystal Cascades
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Gallo DairyLand ©
Gallo DairyLand
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