24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
4
Caloundra
— 3 nights
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 6 nights

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi to Coogee Walk and The Rocks will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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

Calgary, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in July, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
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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.
Attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane route builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha

2
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast as well as Go Ride A Wave. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Go Ride A Wave, then make a splash at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, then get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Go Ride A Wave ©
Go Ride A Wave

3
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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Noosa Main Beach. Attractions like Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach make great kid-friendly stops.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Caloundra trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa, Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane
On the 14th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip site.

You can drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paddletrek Kayak Adventures. On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, then paddle through the water with Paddletrek Kayak Adventures, then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and finally kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Cape Tribulation at 30°C and lows at 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Paddletrek Kayak Adventures ©
Paddletrek Kayak Adventures
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Rex Lookout in Wangetti, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stroll through Wonga Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wangetti, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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