18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas planning website .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

Find out how to plan Fraser Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Fraser Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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