24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
4
Caloundra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Taipei


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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. For shopping fun, head to Tanks Arts Centre or WetRez. The adventure continues: stroll through Trinity Beach, stop by Australian Leather Company, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning tool .

Taipei, Taiwan to Cairns is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in January, expect nights in Cairns to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are much hotter, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby will get you outdoors.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 30th (Wed), hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, view the masterpieces at Art on Cairncross, enjoy some diversion at Buderim Lions Park, then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Caloundra trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. January in Caloundra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Buderim, Eumundi, Marcoola Beach, Art on Cairncross, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola 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 1st (Fri), kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

Plan trip to Gold Coast with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Caloundra to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or SpellBox. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and stop by The Junk Company.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip builder .

Fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

6
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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