24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  21​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  28​h 30​min
End: Calgary

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, stop by The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online tour itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 17 hours. In July, Sydney is a bit cooler than Calgary - with highs of 21°C and lows of 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 Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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

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): kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Go Ride A Wave, find something for the whole family at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, then get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast route maker site.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. 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
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noosa Main Beach. Bring the kids along to Australia Zoo and Mooloolaba Beach. Step out of Caloundra with an excursion to Noosa National Park in Noosa--about 1 hour away.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Caloundra road trip planning app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Caloundra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

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Traveling by car from Caloundra to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks
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2
nights
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.
You've now added Paddletrek Kayak Adventures to your itinerary. On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paddletrek Kayak Adventures, then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in July; daily highs in Cape Tribulation reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for 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
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Wangetti to see Rex Lookout about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by With Sugar, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas route planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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