21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fraser Island
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Wentworth Falls
— 1 day
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Katoomba
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Royal National Park
— 1 night
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Lennox Head
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Gin Gin
— 1 day
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Hamilton Island
— 1 day
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
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Townsville
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island online travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Fraser Island is 15 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. On the 14th (Tue), trek along Grand Canyon track, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and then hike along Charles Darwin walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wentworth Falls online itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Wentworth Falls with the Route module. In May in Wentworth Falls, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin walk ©
Charles Darwin walk
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, trek along Fortress Rock, then make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba sightseeing planning app.

Katoomba is just a short distance from Wentworth Falls. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
On the 16th (Thu), hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Royal National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Royal National Park

Royal National Park ©
On the 18th (Sat), stop by Nadine's Coffee Beans, then admire the natural beauty at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, and then take in the pleasant sights at Coast Walk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Royal National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Sydney to Royal National Park in an hour. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Royal National Park, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Royal National Park

Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens ©
E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens

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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coffs Harbour day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Royal National Park to Coffs Harbour. In May, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lennox Head.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk ©
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk

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Lennox Head

Lennox Head ©
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Lennox Head Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, and then take in the waterfront at Lennox Head Boardwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lennox Head road trip app.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Lennox Head in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Lennox Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Lennox Head Beach
Lennox Head Beach

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Byron Bay

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 21st (Tue): head outdoors with Getaway Girls, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay road trip tool.

Byron Bay is very close to Lennox Head. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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Gold Coast

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour site.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gin Gin.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Golf Club ©
Surfers Paradise Golf Club

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Gin Gin

Gin Gin
Gin Gin is a small town and rural locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia.It is located on the Bruce Highway, approximately 51km west of Bundaberg and 370km north-west of Brisbane, the state capital. To plan Gin Gin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Gin Gin. In May, daily temperatures in Gin Gin can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will leave for Hamilton Island on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Gin Gin

Wineries · Museums

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Passage Peak and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Gin Gin to Hamilton Island with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Gin Gin in May, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island holiday planner.

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip maker app.

Traveling by bus from Whitsunday Island to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Townsville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online day trip planner.

Fly from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Find out how to plan Cairns trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

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