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, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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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, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Townsville Palmetum, go for a walk through Castle Hill, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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, beaches, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and browse the exhibits of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

Find out how to plan Airlie Beach trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to 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 24 — 28:
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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.
When in Hervey Bay, make a side trip to see Central Station Rainforest in Fraser Island, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim, stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, and don't miss a visit to The Pier.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in November since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Central Station Rainforest
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
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 Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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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: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). 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 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
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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