16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Maryborough
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
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Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toBrisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Maryborough.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Maryborough

Maryborough ©
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Your list of things to see and do now includes Mary Poppins Statue, Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue, learn about all things military at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Duncan Chapman Statue, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Queens Park.

Plan a Maryborough trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Brisbane to Maryborough in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Maryborough

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum ©
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens ©
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton route planner.

Traveling by car from Maryborough to Rockhampton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village

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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Rockhampton in July, with lows around 20°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Cairns

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.
You've added Botanical Gardens, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Sweet Farm Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Miallo Japanese Bombing Site (in Miallo). It doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns route planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Cairns

Nightlife Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Mossman, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Miallo Japanese Bombing Site
Highlights from your plan
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park ©
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Texas Longhorn Tours has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charters Towers tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Charters Towers with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Texas Longhorn Tours ©
Texas Longhorn Tours

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Mackay

Mackay
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mackay vacation planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Charters Towers to Mackay. In July, daytime highs in Mackay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bundaberg Brewed Drinks as well as Hinkler Hall of Aviation. On the 29th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bundaberg route maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Bundaberg with the Route module. Traveling from Mackay in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Bundaberg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks ©
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

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Brisbane

Brisbane
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Bundaberg to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 1st (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks

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