30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Kelowna

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Tamborine Tea (in Eagle Heights). There's still lots to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

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Kelowna, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 18 hour difference. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Tamborine Tea
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, stroll through Fraser Island Great Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Passage Peak, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Fraser Island in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

4
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.
Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Horseshoe Bay in Bowen--about 1h 20 min away. On the 20th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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