46 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

46 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

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46 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + shuttle:  27​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Orange
— 2 nights
train + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mudgee
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Eden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Narooma
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Forster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
South West Rocks
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
13
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  27​h
End: Stockholm

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and With Sugar. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Stockholm, Sweden to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Port Douglas at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Bay and Boathaven Beach. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Grays Bay (in Bowen) and Hydeaway Bay Beach (in Hydeaway Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Discover how to plan a Airlie Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Orange.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Hydeaway Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Orange Regional Gallery and All Saints Cathedral Bathurst. Head to The Beekeeper's Inn and Angullong Winesfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Miss Traill’s House (in Bathurst) and Canowindra (Balloon Rides & The Age of Fishes Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Millthorpe Village and learn about winemaking at Ross Hill Wines Cellar Door.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orange trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Orange in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orange, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Canowindra, Bathurst, Millthorpe, The Beekeeper's Inn
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Dindima Wines ©
Dindima Wines
The Beekeeper's Inn ©
The Beekeeper's Inn
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst

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nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arts and Crafts Mudgee and Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lue Pottery and Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers Market. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge, do a tasting at Farmer's Daughter Wines, and see the interesting displays at Gulgong Pioneers Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mudgee trip planning website .

Drive from Orange to Mudgee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Apple Tree Flat, Gulgong, Lue Pottery
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Burnbrae Wines ©
Burnbrae Wines
Lue Pottery ©
Lue Pottery
Gulgong Pioneers Museum ©
Gulgong Pioneers Museum

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting Blue Mountains and The Giant Stairway will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Katoomba to go to Jenolan Caves and see Jenolan Caves, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. On the 31st (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's more to do: make a trip to Echo Point Lookout and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mudgee to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Perry's Lookdown, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Clovelly and Camp Cove. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder site .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Explore hidden gems such as Pambula Beach and Short Point Recreation Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Ben Boyd National Park and Tathra Beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocora Beach, make a trip to Green Cape Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Ben Boyd Tower.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Eden trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Eden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In February, Eden is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Eden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pambula Beach, Ben Boyd National Park, Short Point Recreation Reserve, Tathra Beach
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cocora Beach ©
Cocora Beach
Ben Boyd Tower ©
Ben Boyd Tower
Ben Boyd National Park ©
Ben Boyd National Park

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nights
Narooma

Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bar Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mogo Zoo and Tomakin Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narooma: Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee), Rosemont The Patchwork Shop (in Mogo) and Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Camel Rock, stop by Tilba Sweet Spot, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma.

Plan my day in Narooma using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Eden to Narooma takes 2 hours. February in Narooma sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Narooma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mogo, Tomakin Beach, Tilba Sweet Spot, Broulee Island Walk, Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Bar Beach ©
Bar Beach

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nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hyams Beach and Greenfield Beach. Visiting Bendalong Beach and Murrays Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cave Beach, and explore the activities along Moona Moona Creek.

Before you visit Jervis Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Narooma to Jervis Bay takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

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Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Get some cultural insight at Whitewashed Gallery and The Green Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Tomaree Head and Cellito Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Wingham (Not A Cafe & Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve) and Seal Rocks Lighthouse (in Seal Rocks). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Elizabeth Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Coastal Brewing Co, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Rocks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Seven Mile Beach.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Forster tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Forster takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wingham, Whitewashed Gallery, Tomaree Head, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Elizabeth Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Seal Rocks Lighthouse ©
Seal Rocks Lighthouse
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore hidden gems such as Tacking Point Lighthouse and Pilot Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Innes Ruins and Old Bottlebutt. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Kendall Craft Co-operative (in Kendall) and Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get a new perspective on nature at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Forster to Port Macquarie takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Forster in February, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wauchope, Kendall Craft Co-operative, Pilot Beach, Crystalline Pottery
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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nights
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Horsehoe Bay Beach, then contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol, then visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Scotts Head Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Arakoon National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South West Rocks road trip site .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks in an hour. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in South West Rocks, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Eli Creek and Indian Head. Explore hidden gems such as Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake McKenzie.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South West Rocks to Fraser Island. While traveling from South West Rocks, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: You and Bamboo (in Bogangar), Broken Head (Broken Head Beach & Broken Head Nature Reserve) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast journey builder app .

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Cape Byron Walking Track, You and Bamboo
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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