47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Drive:  15​min
1
Edge Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Cairns
— 36 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cairns

2
nights
Edge Hill

Edge Hill ©
On the 21st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Barron Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, and then enjoy some diversion at Cable Ski Cairns. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforestation Nature Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kuranda Koala Gardens, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Davies Creek National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edge Hill online visit planner .

Cairns to Edge Hill is an approximately half hour car ride. July in Edge Hill sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Edge Hill

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kuranda, Davies Creek National Park, Cable Ski Cairns
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Davies Creek National Park ©
Davies Creek National Park
Barron Falls ©
Barron Falls

36
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: Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe (in Tolga), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and let the kids burn off some steam at Figtree Playground.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Cairns is just a stone's throw from Edge Hill. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Millaa Millaa, Herberton, Atherton, Innisfail
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
On the 28th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in August, with highs in Gold Coast at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
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.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Trails
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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