23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h
12
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
13
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
14
Cape Tribulation
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
15
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
16
Cairns
— 1 night
End: Cairns

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 25th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 26th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then hike along Great Ocean Walk, and then get great views at Mariners Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Road, make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, and then tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
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.
On the 29th (Tue), see a show at Sydney Opera House, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
day
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
On the 31st (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, and then trek along Grand Canyon track.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Blue Mountains National Park dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney with the Route module. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Noosa to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step aboard Maheno Wreck and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Wabby and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Maheno Wreck ©
Maheno Wreck

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

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.
On your second day here, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Hervey Bay in November, with lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Above & Below Photography Gallery ©
Above & Below Photography Gallery

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

1
day
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. November in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

1
night
Port Douglas

Port Douglas
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour builder.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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