17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kingscliff
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h
2
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  16​h
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Ayr
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Proserpine
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Marlborough
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Kingscliff

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): let little ones run wild at Turtle Park and then sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg trip planner .

Kingscliff to Bundaberg is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Fun & Games Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Turtle Park
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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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Yeppoon Main Beach, and then head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yeppoon journey maker .

Getting from Bundaberg to Yeppoon by car takes about 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel 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

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yeppoon in October: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Townsville trip builder website .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Townsville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow time 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. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Zaro Cultural Gallery, see the interesting displays at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth, and then view the masterpieces at Ayr Nature Display.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ayr, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Ayr with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. 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 admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Proserpine trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ayr to Proserpine. Traveling from Ayr in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Proserpine. 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

1
night
Marlborough

Marlborough ©
Marlborough is a small town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Marlborough Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marlborough driving holiday planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Proserpine to Marlborough. In October in Marlborough, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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). Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then explore the striking landscape of Lady Musgrave Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seventeen Seventy road trip site .

Getting from Marlborough to Seventeen Seventy by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Seventeen Seventy are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Buderim Lions Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mooloolaba sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seventeen Seventy to Mooloolaba. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in October, things will get little chillier in Mooloolaba: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Buderim Lions Park
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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