20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Belfast

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Belfast, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Belfast to Brisbane. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Belfast in May; daily highs in Brisbane reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

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

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, make a trip to K'gari, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, make a trip to Passage Peak, and kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island vacation builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hamilton Island in May, Whitsunday Island is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
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: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Whitsunday Island in May, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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