19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos Turtle Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Express, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Woodgate Beach. On the next day, do a tasting at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, see the interesting displays at Fairymead House Sugar History Museum, do a tasting at Brierley Wines, get engrossed in the history at Palace Backpackers Memorial, then do a tasting at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, and finally learn about winemaking at Hill of Promise Estate Winery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg road trip planner .

Kingscliff to Bundaberg is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Childers, Mon Repos Turtle Centre
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Mon Repos Turtle Centre ©
Mon Repos Turtle Centre
Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach
Brierley Wines ©
Brierley Wines

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Mount Jim Crow National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Farnborough Beach, examine the collection at Shell World Yeppoon, look for gifts at Coastal Funk, take in the exciting artwork at Emu Park Art Gallery, then get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Stony Creek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yeppoon vacation maker app .

Getting from Bundaberg to Yeppoon by car takes about 4 hours. October in Yeppoon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stony Creek, Emu Park Art Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Stony Creek ©
Stony Creek
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon
Shell World Yeppoon ©
Shell World Yeppoon

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nights
Airlie Beach

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 20th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hydeaway Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, and then stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dryander National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach in 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 slightly colder (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hydeaway Bay Beach
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Dryander National Park ©
Dryander National Park

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nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 22nd (Tue), learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, stroll through Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve, then wander the streets of Black Weir, then look for all kinds of wild species at Townsville Town Common Conservation Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral, look for gifts at CoffeeWorks, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery, and finally stroll through Many Peaks Walking Track.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville tour website .

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 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
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Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve ©
Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Bring the kids along to Cairns Aquarium and Figtree Playground. Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton) and Atherton (The Crystal Caves & The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Fig Tree.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ayr.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Herberton, Atherton, Edge Hill, Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree

1
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Ayr Nature Display, then admire the masterpieces at Zaro Cultural Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ayr road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Ayr. October in Ayr sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Marlborough.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Home Hill
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Ayr Nature Display ©
Ayr Nature Display

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Marlborough

Marlborough ©
Marlborough is a small town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Marlborough Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marlborough online vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Ayr to Marlborough with the Route module. Traveling from Ayr in October, Marlborough is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Marlborough

Museums
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Marlborough Historical Museum ©
Marlborough Historical Museum

1
night
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 30th (Wed): head off the coast to Lady Musgrave Island, then don't miss a visit to Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seventeen Seventy visit planning tool .

You can drive from Marlborough to Seventeen Seventy in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lady Musgrave Island
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Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island

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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.
To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mooloolaba online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seventeen Seventy to Mooloolaba. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in October, expect Mooloolaba to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. On the 31st (Thu), you're off toAirlie Beach.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Explore hidden gems such as Dryander National Park and Finch Hatton Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: The Coalface Experience (in Collinsville) and Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough). See some other sides of Airlie Beach: stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mooloolaba to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Mooloolaba in October, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Finch Hatton Gorge, Cape Hillsborough National Park, The Coalface Experience
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park
Dryander National Park ©
Dryander National Park
Finch Hatton Gorge ©
Finch Hatton Gorge

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