16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
4
Townsville
— 3 nights
5
Magnetic Island
— Few hours
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Green Island, Sunlover Reef Cruises, Kuranda Scenic Railway, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Cairns is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in July; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Kuranda Scenic Railway ©
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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Port Douglas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Four Mile Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Before you visit Port Douglas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Mission Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get around town with Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi and then kick back and relax at Etty Bay.

Discover how to plan a Mission Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Etty Bay
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Etty Bay ©
Etty Bay
Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi ©
Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi

3
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.
Get outdoors at The Strand and Castle Hill. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary.

You can plan Townsville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Townsville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

few
hours
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island
To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island takes an hour. July in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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nights
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Magnetic Island in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing

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