14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Goondiwindi
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Mackay
— 1 night
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Long Island
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 7 nights
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Maroochydore
— 2 nights
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Goondiwindi

→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Goondiwindi driving holiday planning app.

Penrith to Goondiwindi is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You'll set off for Mackay on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Tours · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Mackay

Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sarina Sugar Shed, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and Lamberts Lookout. On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Lamberts Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Sarina Sugar Shed.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mackay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Goondiwindi to Mackay in 11 hours. In January in Mackay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Long Island on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Mackay

Parks · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

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Long Island

On the 5th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Molle Islands National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Long Island holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Long Island. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Long Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

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 Sports Club, Wild life Hamilton Island, Mama Africa Bar and Niteclub, and other attractions you added. We've included these beaches for you: Horseshoe Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop and Bowen Historical Society and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Bowen (Queens Beach & Grays Bay). There's still lots to do: trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls, and take in the waterfront activity at Coral Sea Marina.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Long Island to Airlie Beach with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 14:

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Maroochydore

Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Kawana Shoppingworld, then identify plant and animal life at Buderim Forest Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maroochydore tour itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Maroochydore in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Maroochydore when traveling from Airlie Beach in January, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.