26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + shuttle:  27​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Stockholm

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas vacation maker app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Port Douglas, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, beaches, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 26th (Thu), look for gifts at Le Petit Chocolatier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, then take in the waterfront at The Pier, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Airlie Beach in November, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
The Pier ©
The Pier

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from Noosa with a short trip to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World in Maleny, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

5
nights
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.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, trails, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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