16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
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Mission Beach
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Townsville
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Orpheus Island
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Brisbane
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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've added Daintree National Park, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Sunday Market Port Douglas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Barron Falls (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planner.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Paronella Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mission Beach and then get great views at Mamu Tropical Skywalk.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville day trip planner.

Getting from Mission Beach to Townsville by journey takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Orpheus Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Orpheus Island

Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Orpheus Island National Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Orpheus Island travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Townsville to Orpheus Island in 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Orpheus Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Orpheus Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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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.
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Orpheus Island to Brisbane takes 21.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orpheus Island in May, with highs in Brisbane at 27°C and lows at 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks

Australia travel guide

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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.