23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Thursday Island
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
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Patonga
— 1 night
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Manly
— 1 night
Ferry to Circular Quay, Wharf 2, Fly to Copenhagen

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Thursday Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Green Fort Hill and then take a tour by water with Lax Charters and Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thursday Island trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Thursday Island is an approximately 168-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Thursday Island

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Cape Tribulation

— 4 nights
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises and Thornton Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Tranquility Falls in Daintree (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thursday Island to Cape Tribulation. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns

— 4 nights

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 outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Birdworld Kuranda. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and The Peterson Creek Walking Track. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton), Platypus Viewing Platform (in Yungaburra) and Flagstaff Hill Lookout (in Port Douglas). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation builder app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Peregian Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Montville (Castle Glen Cellars & Flame Hill Vineyard) and Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens, stroll through Marcoola Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Noosa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Indian Head.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patonga.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Patonga

— 1 night
Patonga is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the north bank of the Hawkesbury River, southwest of Woy Woy. On the 21st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Putty Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Patonga online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Patonga takes 15 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Patonga can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Manly.

Things to do in Patonga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly

— 1 night
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and finally stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manly planning site.

Traveling by car from Patonga to Manly takes 2 hours. October in Manly sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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.