24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
drive:  2​h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Mission Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Townsville
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
8
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
ferry:  30​min
9
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
11
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  10​h
12
Gladstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
13
Noosa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
14
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
15
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
16
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
17
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
18
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Palm Cove holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Palm Cove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle. November in Palm Cove sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 10th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Cove to Mission Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach

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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Townsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Magnetic Island on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Magnetic Island National Park. On the 11th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Magnetic Island trip planning app .

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park

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Townsville

Townsville
To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip itinerary maker app .

Townsville is just a short distance from Magnetic Island. You'll set off for Airlie Beach on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park. Step out of Whitsunday Island to go to Airlie Beach and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 2h 30 min away.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island itinerary builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in November since evenings lows in Whitsunday Island dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Gladstone

Gladstone
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gladstone day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Gladstone. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Noosa on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Gladstone

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Gladstone to Noosa with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Noosa Botanic Gardens
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Noosa Botanic Gardens ©
Noosa Botanic Gardens

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island
To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary website .

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toNoosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Noosa route planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay holiday planner.

Drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pat Morton Lookout, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), shop like a local with Queen Street Mall and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, wander the streets of West End, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shorncliffe Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Caloundra
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West End ©
West End
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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Sydney

We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Everglades Historic House and Gardens in Leura--about 1h 35 min away. Enjoy Sydney some more: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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