23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Maryborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Gladstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Rockhampton
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
11
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Cairns


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2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

You can plan Gold Coast trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Gold Coast. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get your game on at SunJet Simulations, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach. On the next day, step aboard HMAS Brisbane, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Mooloolaba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kings Beach
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Noosa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Noosa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maryborough.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

The Original Eumundi Markets
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

1
night
Maryborough

Maryborough ©
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Queens Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maryborough trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maryborough takes 2 hours. February in Maryborough sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Maryborough

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 21st (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg online trip builder .

You can drive from Maryborough to Bundaberg in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery ©
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

1
night
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, then walk around Spinnaker Park, then take an in-depth tour of Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gladstone online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bundaberg to Gladstone takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Gladstone can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park

1
day
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rockhampton sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Gladstone to Rockhampton in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, and then make a splash at Mackay Aqua Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mackay trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Mackay takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Theme Parks Parks
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Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then make a trip to Riverway.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Townsville online travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Beaches Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand

2
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.
On the 28th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip app .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

3
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.
On the 1st (Sun), stop by With Sugar and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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