23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Caloundra
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stop by DUX Collection Sydney, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, stroll through Ned's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You've now added Lake McKenzie to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 12.5 hours. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Catseye Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Jetryder in Hamilton Island--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and browse the exhibits of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Horseshoe Bay
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Airlie Beach to Katoomba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Airlie Beach in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Blue Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach and then stroll through Dicky Beach. On the next day, stroll through Kings Beach, then kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, and then get outside with FlyWaco.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Caloundra trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Katoomba to Caloundra by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Katoomba in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Caloundra, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palm Cove Beach. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palm Cove journey website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Caloundra to Palm Cove takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Caloundra in November; daily highs in Palm Cove reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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