23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip planner
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
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Heron Island
— 3 nights
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Daydream Island
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Sydney Jewish Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, stop by The Rocks, and explore the world behind art at Customs House.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 2 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): cast your line with Port Macquarie Fishing Charters, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lighthouse Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie visit planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 8th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Seaview Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 2 nights

On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Head.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 1 night

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and then see majestic marine mammals with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum and then stroll through Burrum Heads Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Heron Island.
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Heron Island — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Soul Spa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Heron Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hervey Bay to Heron Island. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Daydream Island.
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Daydream Island — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Daydream Island itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Heron Island to Daydream Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and St Monica's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas) and Honey House (in Kuranda). There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns route planner.

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Cairns with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.