15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kingscliff
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Ayr
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Tweed Heads
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Ipswich
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Kingscliff

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night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flip Out as well as Mon Repos Turtle Express. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get your game on at Flip Out and then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Express.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg day trip planning tool .

Kingscliff to Bundaberg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Flip Out ©
Flip Out

2
nights
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Stony Creek, head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon, and then get great views at Wreck Point Scenic Lookout. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Mount Jim Crow National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yeppoon online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Bundaberg to Yeppoon takes 4 hours. September in Yeppoon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Stony Creek
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Stony Creek ©
Stony Creek
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout ©
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands and then cool off at Airlie Aqua Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, then look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

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You can drive from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yeppoon in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are little chillier (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Proserpine, Whitsunday Islands
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Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum
Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop ©
Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop

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night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, then learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Copperfield Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Townsville trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Townsville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, Copperfield Gorge
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The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Cairns Art Gallery or Rusty's Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton) and The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns holiday maker app .

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Ayr.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Herberton, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Red Arrow Walk
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Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Red Arrow Walk ©
Red Arrow Walk

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night
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.GeographyAyr is located 88km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12km away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. On the 8th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Ayr Nature Display, explore the world behind art at Zaro Cultural Gallery, and then examine the collection at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ayr online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Ayr. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Home Hill
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Ayr Nature Display ©
Ayr Nature Display

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Big On Shoes (Formerly Known As Fredericks Showcase Space), then kick back and relax at Lamberts Lookout, then kick back and relax at Lamberts Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Mackay General Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackay attractions planning site .

You can drive from Ayr to Mackay in 3.5 hours. October in Mackay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Mackay

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Lamberts Beach ©
Lamberts Beach
Mackay General Cemetery ©
Mackay General Cemetery

2
nights
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Butterfly Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seventeen Seventy route maker tool .

Getting from Mackay to Seventeen Seventy by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In October in Seventeen Seventy, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Outdoors Nature Trails
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night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Seventeen Seventy to Mooloolaba with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seventeen Seventy in October: high temperatures in Mooloolaba hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off toTweed Heads.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads
Tweed Heads is a city in New South Wales. To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tweed Heads trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Mooloolaba to Tweed Heads in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Ipswich on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Ipswich

Ipswich
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. On the 13th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Ipswich RSL Memorial Hall Museum.

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Drive from Tweed Heads to Ipswich in 2 hours. While traveling from Tweed Heads, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Ipswich, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ipswich

Museums
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Ipswich RSL Memorial Hall Museum
Ipswich RSL Memorial Hall Museum

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