27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Shuttle:  27​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Stockholm

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas vacation maker app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Port Douglas, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a walk through Castle Hill, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and take in nature's colorful creations at Queens Gardens Townsville.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand

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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Hervey Bay is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, and cool off at WetSide Water Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hervey Bay, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from Noosa with a short trip to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World in Maleny, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

5
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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