22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip planner

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
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Heron Island
— 3 nights
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Daydream Island
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palm Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, get a taste of the local shopping with ATTY Gallery, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

Port Macquarie

— 2 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Rick's Dive School, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, and then awaken your taste buds at Frankie's Travel.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie visit planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Tours · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 29th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Seaview Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Cartwright, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Fraser Island on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Head.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Hervey Bay

— 1 night
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about all things military at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum and then kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach. On your second day here, have fun and explore at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and then get a new perspective on things with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Heron Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Heron Island

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Soul Spa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Heron Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hervey Bay to Heron Island. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Heron Island

Spas
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Daydream Island

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Daydream Island itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Heron Island to Daydream Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Cairns

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, stroll through Cattana Wetlands, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns route planner.

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Cairns with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.