43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Albury
— 1 night
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
5
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
7
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
8
Brisbane
— 5 nights
9
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
10
Yeppoon
— 1 day
11
Mackay
— 1 night
12
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
13
Townsville
— 1 night
14
Port Douglas
— 1 night
15
Mission Beach
— 1 night
16
Cairns
— 10 nights

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne planning app.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monument Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, thenadmire the striking features of Albury Town Hall, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albury day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Albury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Albury can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Monument Hill ©
Monument Hill

2
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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, thentake an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Netherlands Australia War Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Canberra day trip app.

Getting from Albury to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in September, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Floriade ©
Floriade

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning app.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Mrs York's Garden, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, thentrek along Coastal walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip builder tool.

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Mrs York's Garden ©
Mrs York's Garden

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, thentake some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Korora Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip maker.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in September, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island ©
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

4
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.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery, head outdoors with Getaway Girls, and get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Thomgallery ©
Thomgallery

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach), Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Anthea Polson Art) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, try out the rides at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, thentake in the waterfront at The Pier, and then make a splash at WetSide Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, thenadmire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, thenget engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim.

Before you visit Hervey Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

1
day
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 10th (Sun), meet the residents at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, thenponder the design of Keppel Kraken, and then go for a walk through Bluff Point Walking Track.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yeppoon itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Yeppoon in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In October in Yeppoon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Keppel Kraken ©
Keppel Kraken

1
night
Mackay

Mackay
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mackay holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Yeppoon to Mackay in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mackay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, thenstop by Beach Book Boutique, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach day trip app.

You can drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Daydream Island Living Reef, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, thendon't miss a visit to Kissing Point Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Townsville Palmetum, thendon't miss a visit to Riverway, and finally trek along Castle Hill.

Plan my day in Townsville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
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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.
On the 15th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online holiday planner.

Getting from Townsville to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Port Douglas Court House Museum ©
Port Douglas Court House Museum

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You will leave for Cairns on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take some stellar pictures from Earl Hill, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip builder.

Drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Smithfield, Edge Hill, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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