7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+3
train + foot + bus + ferry:  17​h 45​min
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island holiday planner.

Brisbane to Hamilton Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct

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night
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 25th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

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You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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