23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 15​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You've added Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip website .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Turners Beach and Main Beach Yamba. We've included these beaches for you: Broken Head Beach and Spooky Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point), Pippi Beach (in Yamba) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach, take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, delve into the lush surroundings at Victoria Park Nature Reserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Killen Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Broken Head, Lennox Head, Hastings Point Headland, Victoria Park Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach.

Find out how to plan Gold Coast trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head 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 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach. On the next day, stroll through Moffat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane road trip app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 12th (Tue), explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
On the 15th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Beach Book Boutique, then get all the equipment you need at Cumberland Charter Yachts, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach road trip website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Fraser Island in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Beach Book Boutique ©
Beach Book Boutique

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Atherton Tablelands. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Birdworld Kuranda about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay and experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Birdworld Kuranda
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
You've now added The Baxter Inn to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach, explore the activities along Watson's Bay, and then get a taste of local nightlife at The Baxter Inn.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Tamarama Beach
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Watson's Bay ©
Watson's Bay
The Baxter Inn ©
The Baxter Inn

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