18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Canberra
— 1 night
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Darwin
— 4 nights

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Canberra

Canberra ©

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Canberra. In July, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk, then let little ones run wild at The PlayHouse, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and finally get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour itinerary maker.

Getting from Canberra to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect Coffs Harbour to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

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The PlayHouse ©
The PlayHouse
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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Brisbane

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online journey maker.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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), Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Annie's at the Beach (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along Wrights Lookout, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip tool.

You can drive from Brisbane to Cairns in 22 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, buy something for everyone on your list at The Book Shop Darwin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, and examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Darwin is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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