11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Tamworth
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Manly
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dubbo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Daintree
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
9
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Memorial to the Australian Light Horse and then appreciate the history behind Truck Drivers Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamworth trip maker app .

Brisbane to Tamworth is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tamworth, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Tamworth

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Truck Drivers Memorial ©
Truck Drivers Memorial

1
night
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll through Shelly Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manly trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tamworth to Manly. When traveling from Tamworth in February, plan for slightly colder days in Manly, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

1
night
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
On the 16th (Sun), explore the activities along Blue Lake and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jenolan Caves trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Manly to Jenolan Caves takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Manly in February, plan for little chillier nights in Jenolan Caves, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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night
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum, see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, take an in-depth tour of Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS, then identify plant and animal life at Memorial Hill Lookout, then appreciate the history behind War Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Sir Henry Parkes Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Parkes trip website .

Getting from Jenolan Caves to Parkes by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dubbo.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

McFeeters Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
McFeeters Motor Museum ©
McFeeters Motor Museum
War Memorial ©
War Memorial

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubbo itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Parkes to Dubbo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Dubbo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Dubbo to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Dubbo in February, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Tranquility Falls, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Daintree holiday website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Daintree takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Daintree, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Daintree

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wonga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach
Photography Tours

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip tool .

You can drive from Daintree to Port Douglas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Annie's at the Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove online trip builder .

Palm Cove is just a short distance from Port Douglas. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Annie's at the Beach ©
Annie's at the Beach

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