24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Mackay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
End: Cairns

3
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 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Newstead House, take a stroll through West End, and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you're off toNoosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright and then visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, then delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, and then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa day trip tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Marcoola Beach, Buderim Forest Park, Caloundra Lighthouses, Sunshine Castle, Point Cartwright
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

3
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Fraser Island has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Burrum Heads Beach and Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company. Go for a jaunt from Hervey Bay to Childers to see Brierley Wines about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Dundowran Beach and don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Noosa to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, Burrum Heads Beach, Brierley Wines
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Dundowran Beach ©
Dundowran Beach

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves and then admire the natural beauty at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, stroll through Anzac Plaza Emu Park, don't miss a visit to Singing Ship, then enjoy the sand and surf at Farnborough Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeppoon Main Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rockhampton trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Hervey Bay to Rockhampton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Emu Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Yeppoon Main Beach ©
Yeppoon Main Beach
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mackay General Cemetery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Smalleys Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Fredericks Showcase Space, stroll through Town Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Harbour Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gooseponds.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mackay online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Mackay takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mackay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Smalleys Beach
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Harbour Beach ©
Harbour Beach
Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Mackay General Cemetery ©
Mackay General Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grays Bay and Whitsunday Islands. Escape the urban bustle at Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Bullet. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Bowen to see Mother Beddock Rock about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Whitsunday Great Walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Airlie Beach fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Bowen, Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk
Whitsunday Bullet ©
Whitsunday Bullet
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay

2
nights
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 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, then step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then steep yourself in history at National Trust Heritage Centre. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand and then identify plant and animal life at Little Crystal Creek.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Townsville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Little Crystal Creek ©
Little Crystal Creek

2
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Djiru National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach road trip planning site .

You can drive from Townsville to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hinchinbrook Island
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Hinchinbrook Island ©
Hinchinbrook Island
Djiru National Park ©
Djiru National Park

4
nights
Cairns

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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Michaelmas Cay. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Mission Beach to Cairns by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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