31 days in Sydney, Palm Beach & Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Sydney, Palm Beach & Queensland Itinerary

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31 days in Sydney, Palm Beach & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Palm Beach
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Redcliffe
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
10
Moreton Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
16
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Volle Jewellery. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Ahmedabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Avalon Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Beach road trip planning tool .

Drive from Sydney to Palm Beach in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Avalon Beach
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Avalon Beach ©
Avalon Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palm Beach to Fraser Island. Traveling from Palm Beach in November, you will find days in Fraser Island are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cooloola Recreation Area and then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rainbow Beach route planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cooloola Recreation Area
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Real McCaul, buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip planner .

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Redcliffe.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Redcliffe

Redcliffe ©
Redcliffe is a residential suburb of the Brisbane metropolitan area located within Moreton Bay Region LGA in the east north-east of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 28km north-north-east of the Brisbane CBD. On the 12th (Mon), try your luck at Club Pine Rivers, then stroll through Scarborough Beach Park, and then appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Redcliffe trip planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Redcliffe in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Redcliffe

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Club Pine Rivers, Scarborough Beach Park
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Scarborough Beach Park ©
Scarborough Beach Park
Club Pine Rivers ©
Club Pine Rivers
Bee Gees Way ©
Bee Gees Way

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane visit site .

Brisbane is just a short distance from Redcliffe. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach, don't miss a visit to Amity Point Jetty, then get great views at North Gorge Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk
Amity Point Jetty ©
Amity Point Jetty

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Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
On the 18th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Moreton Island and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Moreton Island trip planner .

Getting from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island by car takes about 6 hours. November in Moreton Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing and then tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Magnetic Island trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moreton Island to Magnetic Island. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moreton Island in November, with highs in Magnetic Island at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Transportation Outdoors Tours
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Magnetic Island to Palm Cove takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Palm Cove can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Rex Lookout
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Dubuji Boardwalk will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation route planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and Funstuff by Lynda. Spend the 26th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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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 28th (Wed): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island tour planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Golf
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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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.
Barefoot Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a memorable excursion with Barefoot Tours and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker site .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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