22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
3
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
5
Noosa
— 3 nights
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
7
Townsville
— 3 nights
8
Cairns
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Garden Island, walk around Nielsen Park, thensee the sky in a new way at Observatory Hill, and finally wander the streets of Cockle Bay Wharf. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Government House, get engrossed in the history at Customs House, thenmake a trip to Martin Place, thenexperience the excitement of Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Hunt Experience Sydney.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Observatory Hill ©
Observatory Hill
Flight Simulator ©
Flight Simulator

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip builder site.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Nature Parks
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Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
Hastings River ©
Hastings River
Black Duck Brewery ©
Black Duck Brewery

3
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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, kick back and relax at Diggers Beach, thenenjoy some diversion at The PlayHouse, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, and finally cruise along Sealy Lookout. On your second day here, get great views at Mutton Bird Island Lookout, kick back and relax at Park Beach, and then hike along Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

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Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
The PlayHouse ©
The PlayHouse

3
nights
Brisbane

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Newstead House and Noosa Chocolate Factory. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, partake in some friendly competition at Breakout Brisbane, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll around Rocks Riverside Park.

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You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Newstead House ©
Newstead House
Albert Street Uniting Church ©
Albert Street Uniting Church

3
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, thentake some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, and finally head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa holiday planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park
Noosa Farmers Market ©
Noosa Farmers Market

3
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Indian Head and Wanggoolba Creek.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island road trip app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Townsville on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Alligator Falls Track and then explore the striking landscape of Bowling Green Bay National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mercer Lane Mosaic and then explore the striking landscape of Broadwater National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville travel planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Townsville by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Townsville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Alligator Creek, Ingham, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
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Kissing Point Fort ©
Kissing Point Fort

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and St Monica's Cathedral. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Malanda Falls in Malanda, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Malanda Falls
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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