42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Eumundi
1
Eumundi
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Byron Bay
— 25 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Arcadia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

8
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Change things up with these side-trips from Eumundi: Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, & more), Montville (Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Kondalilla Falls, & more) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Coolum, explore the striking landscape of Conondale National Park, and make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eumundi holiday maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Eumundi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Eumundi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, Montville, Yandina, Coolum Beach
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 9:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

25
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.
Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Ballina (Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail, Big Prawn, & more) and Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, get outside with Getaway Girls, and kick back and relax at Norries Head.

Plan trip to Byron Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Eumundi to Byron Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Lennox Head, Lismore, Yamba, Evans Head
Find places to stay Nov 9 — Dec 4:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Norries Head ©
Norries Head

1
night
Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll around Point Dayman Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then don't miss a visit to The Pier. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

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Fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Airlie Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
Arcadia

Arcadia ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, then stroll through Geoffrey Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Magnetic Island National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at West Point, and then look for gifts at Arcadia Store.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arcadia online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Airlie Beach to Arcadia. December in Arcadia sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Magnetic Island
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arcadia to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas