13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Unknown
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Unknown
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Unknown
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
Unknown
4
Hamilton Island
— 1 day
Ferry
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Unknown
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Unknown
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Unknown
8
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Unknown

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

3
nights
Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Family-friendly places like South Bank Parklands and Goodwill Bridge will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 1.5-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks

1
night
Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Waterskiing & Jetskiing has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach tour planning site.

Getting from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by journey takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitehaven Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island road trip planning website.

Travel from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In January in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip

1
day
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island. January in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

1
night
Brisbane

Australia's New World City

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane tour planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by journey takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in January since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. And it doesn't end there: laugh and play at Infinity Attraction, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast itinerary maker.

You can travel from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

2
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, get in on the family fun at Macadamia Castle, then explore and take pictures at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and finally experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay.

Planning Byron Bay trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Travel from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.