34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Dublin
Fly:  26 h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Gladstone
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h 45 min
10
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
11
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
12
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
15
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Dublin

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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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get your game on at Flight Experience Sydney - Flight Simulator, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
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 4th (Tue): make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Macquarie fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Craig Parry Photography, then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in August, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Spas

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nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 6th (Thu), get outside with Pelican Feeding, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Sanctuary Markets, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, don't miss a visit to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buderim Lions Park, SunJet Simulations
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: trek along Fraser Island Great Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In August in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Alexandra Park Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, and finally let little ones run wild at Turtle Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bundaberg trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Fraser Island to Bundaberg by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Turtle Park
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Park ©
Turtle Park
Alexandra Park Zoo ©
Alexandra Park Zoo
Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company ©
Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company

1
night
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy ©
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Joseph Banks Regional Park, then head off the coast to Lady Musgrave Island, and then appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Bundaberg to Seventeen Seventy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bundaberg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seventeen Seventy, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Gladstone.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lady Musgrave Island
Highlights from your plan
Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island

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hours
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout, have fun at East Shores Water Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gladstone journey planner.

You can drive from Seventeen Seventy to Gladstone in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gladstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Catseye Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Jetryder & Go-Kart Racing Track). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Gladstone to Airlie Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Gladstone in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally stroll through Castle Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville holiday builder site.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in August: highs in Townsville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, look for gifts at The Pocket, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Townsville to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Shopping Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Golden Gumboot, The Pocket
Highlights from your plan
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Skydiving

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Cairns

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.
Bring the kids along to Muddy's Playground and Trinity Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll around Anzac Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns attractions site.

Getting from Mission Beach to Cairns by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Bring the kids along to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 29th (Sat), meet the residents at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, then look and learn at Sydney Observatory, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Taronga Zoo, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and then examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney route planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Powerhouse Museum ©
Powerhouse Museum
Sydney Observatory ©
Sydney Observatory

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