33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Beerwah
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bundaberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Gladstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
10
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Cairns
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide


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4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SkyPoint Observation Deck, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online travel planner .

Adelaide to Gold Coast is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Shorncliffe Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Dicky Beach and King Island. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, appreciate the history behind Anzac Square, and shop like a local with Queen Street Mall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, King Island
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get your game on at Big Kart Track.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Beerwah online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Brisbane to Beerwah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Beerwah can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will leave for Mooloolaba on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Beerwah

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Big Kart Track
Highlights from your plan
Big Kart Track ©
Big Kart Track

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get your game on at SunJet Simulations and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba attractions planner .

Mooloolaba is just a stone's throw from Beerwah. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Spas, Buderim Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Spas

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Central Station Rainforest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

You can plan Fraser Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Woodgate Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery and then explore the striking landscape at Barolin Rocks.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Bundaberg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bundaberg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Barolin Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

1
night
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, take some stellar pictures from Round Hill Lookout, and then let little ones run wild at East Shores Water Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gladstone trip planning site .

You can drive from Bundaberg to Gladstone in 2.5 hours. December in Gladstone sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Round Hill Lookout ©
Round Hill Lookout

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Rod Laver. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Rockhampton Art Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rockhampton trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Gladstone to Rockhampton in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rockhampton can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Anzac Plaza Emu Park
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach road trip planner.

Getting from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rockhampton in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Spas

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 14th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip maker app .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Babinda Boulders and Skydiving. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Granite Gorge Nature Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders, Palm Cove Beach, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Granite Gorge Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Granite Gorge Nature Park ©
Granite Gorge Nature Park

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Visiting Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Tranquility Falls in Daintree, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, look for gifts at With Sugar, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Daintree, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Photography Tours
Safaris

few
hours
Cairns

Cairns ©
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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