26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Carnarvon National Park
— 1 night
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
3
Townsville
— 3 nights
4
Undara Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
5
Daintree
— 3 nights
6
Bamaga
— 1 night
7
Kuranda
— 3 nights
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
9
Innisfail
— 2 nights
10
Babinda
— 1 night
11
Bundaberg
— 2 nights

1
night
Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Carnarvon National Park holiday builder app.

Brisbane to Carnarvon National Park is an approximately 9-hour car ride. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Passage Peak, &more). Spend the 25th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

To plan Airlie Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Carnarvon National Park to Airlie Beach in 11 hours. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Helicopter Tours

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.
When in Townsville, make a side trip to see Alligator Falls Track in Alligator Creek, approximately Alligator Creek away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through The Strand, get great views at Mount Stuart, and head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Townsville journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Undara Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alligator Falls Track
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Undara Volcanic National Park

Undara Volcanic National Park
To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Undara Volcanic National Park vacation builder.

You can drive from Townsville to Undara Volcanic National Park in 5 hours. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Daintree.

Things to do in Undara Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

3
nights
Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Change things up with these side-trips from Daintree: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk, Dubuji Boardwalk, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Daintree route planner.

Traveling by car from Undara Volcanic National Park to Daintree takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

1
night
Bamaga

Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. On the 5th (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bamaga trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daintree to Bamaga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Bamaga

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seisia
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Explore Kuranda's surroundings by going to Yungaburra (The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour & Bonadio's Mabi Wildlife Reserve). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Kuranda Koala Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuranda trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bamaga to Kuranda. In December, daytime highs in Kuranda are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour ©
The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour

5
nights
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Port Douglas (Ngarru Gallery, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, &more). Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuranda to Cairns takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Innisfail.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll around Paronella Park, take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and then admire the sheer force of Nandroya Falls. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Pocket, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stroll through Mission Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Innisfail trip planning tool.

Drive from Cairns to Innisfail in 1.5 hours. December in Innisfail sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Babinda.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mission Beach, Nandroya Falls, Fishing Charters & Tours, Paronella Park, The Pocket
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mamu Tropical Skywalk ©
Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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night
Babinda

Babinda ©
Babinda is a small town and locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Babinda day trip planning site.

Babinda is very close to Innisfail. December in Babinda sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Babinda

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

2
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 17th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, then sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alexandra Park Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, get great views at Hummock Lookout, then experience rural life at Tinaberries, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Alloway Farm Market.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bundaberg online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Babinda to Bundaberg. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bundaberg when traveling from Babinda in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company ©
Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery ©
Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery

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