17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kingscliff
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Bundaberg
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ayr
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Proserpine
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Marlborough
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Kingscliff

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, then let the kids burn off some steam at Turtle Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bundaberg journey planner .

Sydney to Bundaberg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bundaberg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Turtle Park
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Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

2
nights
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Yeppoon Main Beach, and then get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yeppoon planning app .

Traveling by car from Bundaberg to Yeppoon takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yeppoon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Keppel Kraken ©
Keppel Kraken

2
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 3rd (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yeppoon in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are little chillier (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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

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night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville journey site .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas). Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday builder .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ayr.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Four Mile Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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night
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.GeographyAyr is located 88km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12km away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. On the 9th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Zaro Cultural Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth, and then view the masterpieces at Ayr Nature Display.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ayr day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Ayr. October in Ayr sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Proserpine.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Home Hill
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Ayr Nature Display ©
Ayr Nature Display

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night
Proserpine

Proserpine ©
Proserpine is a town and a locality in the Whitsunday Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 10th (Thu), stop by Colour Me Crazy and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cedar Creek Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Proserpine road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Ayr to Proserpine takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ayr in October since evenings lows in Proserpine dip to 19°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marlborough.

Things to do in Proserpine

Nature Parks Shopping
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Colour Me Crazy ©
Colour Me Crazy

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night
Marlborough

Marlborough ©
Marlborough is a small town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Queensland, Australia. On the 11th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Marlborough Historical Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marlborough trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Proserpine to Marlborough by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Marlborough

Museums
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Marlborough Historical Museum ©
Marlborough Historical Museum

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nights
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy ©
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then head off the coast to Lady Musgrave Island.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seventeen Seventy trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Marlborough to Seventeen Seventy takes 4 hours. In October in Seventeen Seventy, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lady Musgrave Island
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Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry and then make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk around Buderim Lions Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mooloolaba day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seventeen Seventy to Mooloolaba. In October, Mooloolaba is a bit cooler than Seventeen Seventy - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Buderim Lions Park, Mount Ninderry
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Scuba & Snorkeling

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