44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Cairns
— 21 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  13​h
End: Boracay

1
day
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.
On the 15th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Boracay, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Sydney is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boracay in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Wildlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, stroll through Dorrigo National Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout, kick back and relax at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, and then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour visit planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. February in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Boardwalk, Dorrigo National Park
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Broken Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lennox Head Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. On the 21st (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in February, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Coolangatta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lows Lookout, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake Wabby.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

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
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 3rd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island day trip website .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in March since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach tour itinerary planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

21
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Cow Bay, Cairns Region
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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