19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On your second day here, explore the activities along Eli Creek, then admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island online trip planner .

Melbourne to Fraser Island is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Fraser Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Mackay

Mackay
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackay trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Mackay with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Mackay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Mackay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Marcoola Beach and Laguna Lookout. Step out of Noosa to go to Mooloolaba and see Point Cartwright, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Noosa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Marcoola Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 6th (Fri), get outside with Jetryder and then stroll through Catseye Beach. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Curtain Fig National Park and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Curtain Fig National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and With Sugar. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness will get you outdoors. Spend the 14th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Four Mile Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online travel route planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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