20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beaudesert
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Sarina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Atherton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Palm Cove
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Lucinda
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Bowen
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Beaudesert

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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). To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seventeen Seventy day trip site .

Beaudesert to Seventeen Seventy is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beaudesert in August since evenings lows in Seventeen Seventy dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Sarina on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Outdoors Wildlife Nature
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Sarina

Sarina ©
Sarina is a town and locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Big Cane Toad.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarina trip planner .

Drive from Seventeen Seventy to Sarina in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Big Cane Toad ©
Big Cane Toad

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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.
You've now added Prime Times Adventures to your itinerary. Attractions like Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach make great kid-friendly stops.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Sarina to Airlie Beach takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sarina in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Atherton.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jaques Coffee Plantation as well as Curtain Fig National Park. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Atherton travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Airlie Beach to Atherton. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, you will find days in Atherton are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You will leave for Palm Cove on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Atherton

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Curtain Fig National Park, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Cove side-trips: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Barron Falls, & more) and Crystal Cascades (in Redlynch). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands and get great views at Rex Lookout.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Palm Cove trip planning website .

You can drive from Atherton to Palm Cove in 1.5 hours. August in Palm Cove sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Crystal Cascades, Cattana Wetlands, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Rex Lookout
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Kuranda Koala Gardens ©
Kuranda Koala Gardens

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Lucinda

Lucinda ©
Lucinda is a coastal town in the state of Queensland, Australia, located at the southern entrance to Hinchinbrook Channel near the town of Ingham. On the 16th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Lucinda Jetty and then get outside with Absolute North Charters.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lucinda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Cove to Lucinda takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lucinda can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Lucinda

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Absolute North Charters ©
Absolute North Charters

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Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bowen trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Bowen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sarina.

Things to do in Bowen

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout ©
Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout
Mother Beddock Rock ©
Mother Beddock Rock

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Yeppoon Main Beach. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Koorana Crocodile Farm, then don't miss a visit to Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, then examine the collection at Shell World Yeppoon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Farnborough Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yeppoon road trip planner.

Drive from Bowen to Yeppoon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Yeppoon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Koorana Crocodile Farm
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Koorana Crocodile Farm ©
Koorana Crocodile Farm
Keppel Kraken ©
Keppel Kraken
Shell World Yeppoon ©
Shell World Yeppoon

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Discover how to plan a Hervey Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sarina to Hervey Bay. Traveling from Sarina in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Hervey Bay, with lows around 13°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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