17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Noosa
— 1 night
3
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
4
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
5
Yeppoon
— 1 night
6
Cape Hillsborough
— 1 night
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
8
Townsville
— 1 night
9
Cairns
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), stroll around South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and then walk around Roma Street Parkland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from London to Brisbane, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Brisbane hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will leave for Noosa on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You've now added Noosa Ferry & Cruise Company to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noosa visit planning app.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Ferry & Cruise Company ©
Noosa Ferry & Cruise Company

2
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. You've now added Fraser Explorer Tours to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Fraser Explorer Tours.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rainbow Beach fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Noosa to Rainbow Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Tours

Side Trip

Fraser Explorer Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fraser Explorer Tours ©
Fraser Explorer Tours

1
night
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy ©
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scooter Roo Tours.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seventeen Seventy day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Seventeen Seventy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Tours

Side Trip

Scooter Roo Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scooter Roo Tours ©
Scooter Roo Tours

1
night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park, thendon't miss a visit to Singing Ship, and then get great views at Wreck Point Scenic Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yeppoon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seventeen Seventy to Yeppoon takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in September, Yeppoon is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks

Side Trip

Emu Park
Highlights from your plan
Singing Ship ©
Singing Ship
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout ©
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout

1
night
Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Hillsborough trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeppoon to Cape Hillsborough. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach day trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Hillsborough to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Hillsborough in September, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
night
Townsville

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 15th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Museum of Tropical Queensland, contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort, thenmake a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and finally kick back and relax at The Strand.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip itinerary website.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and walk around Anzac Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns route tool.

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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