24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mission Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mackay
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
6
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dublin


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daintree National Park, Barefoot Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

few
hours
Mission Beach

Mission Beach
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mission Beach trip website .

Getting from Cairns to Mission Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Townsville on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife
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2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville visit app .

You can drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Townsville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Magnetic Island Forts Walk
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitsundays Sailing Adventures, Whitehaven Xpress and Whitsunday Island Adventure Cruises.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Airlie Beach trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in July, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Whitehaven Xpress ©
Whitehaven Xpress
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures ©
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

few
hours
Mackay

Mackay
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Mackay trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Airlie Beach to Mackay in 2 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Mackay. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Bundaberg.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bundaberg trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackay to Bundaberg. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackay in July since evenings lows in Bundaberg dip to 11°C. You will leave for Hervey Bay on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as Cool Dingo Tours. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Cool Dingo Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cool Dingo Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cool Dingo Tours ©
Cool Dingo Tours

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Noosa sightseeing planner .

Drive from Hervey Bay to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 4th (Sun), you're off toByron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mountain Bike Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get interesting insight from Mountain Bike Day Tours and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sand Dune Adventures - Tours as well as Dolphin Swim Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see Sand Dune Adventures - Tours. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Swim Australia and then see 4WD Tours R Us.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Nelson Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Byron Bay in August: highs in Nelson Bay hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sand Dune Adventures - Tours, 4WD Tours R Us
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Sand Dune Adventures - Tours ©
Sand Dune Adventures - Tours
Dolphin Swim Australia ©
Dolphin Swim Australia
4WD Tours R Us ©
4WD Tours R Us

4
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.
Attractions like Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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