11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Bicentennial Walkway. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

Brisbane to Airlie Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Spas
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cooktown War Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, view the masterpieces at Kuku Bulkaway Aboriginal Art Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, then browse the exhibits of Eliabeth Guzsely Gallery, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Cooktown trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Airlie Beach to Cooktown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Cooktown

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
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James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 15th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery and then do a tasting at Vintner's Secret Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation and then admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooktown to Bundaberg. In January, daily temperatures in Bundaberg can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Vintner's Secret Vineyard
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Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Vintner's Secret Vineyard ©
Vintner's Secret Vineyard

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at West End and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Visit Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery & Bulcock Beach), Coolangatta (Saint Augustine's Catholic Church & Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bundaberg to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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