34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Bundaberg
— 1 night
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Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
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Gladstone
— Few hours
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
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Townsville
— 1 night
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Mission Beach
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 2 nights

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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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Macquarie fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Craig Parry Photography, then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in August, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Spas

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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 6th (Thu), get outside with Pelican Feeding, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Sanctuary Markets, then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Attractions like SunJet Simulations and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Buderim Lions Park in Buderim, approximately Buderim away. There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fraser Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Alexandra Park Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, and finally let little ones run wild at Turtle Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bundaberg trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Fraser Island to Bundaberg by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Turtle Park ©
Turtle Park
Alexandra Park Zoo ©
Alexandra Park Zoo
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy ©
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Joseph Banks Regional Park, then head off the coast to Lady Musgrave Island, and then appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Bundaberg to Seventeen Seventy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bundaberg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seventeen Seventy, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Gladstone.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island

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Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout, have fun at East Shores Water Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gladstone journey planner.

You can drive from Seventeen Seventy to Gladstone in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gladstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens

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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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Jetryder & Go-Kart Racing Track). There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Gladstone to Airlie Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Gladstone in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally stroll through Castle Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville holiday builder site.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in August: highs in Townsville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, look for gifts at The Pocket, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Townsville to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Shopping · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Skydiving

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Cairns

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.
Bring the kids along to Palm Cove Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, stroll through Trinity Beach, and stroll around Anzac Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

On the 29th (Sat), meet the residents at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, then look and learn at Sydney Observatory, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Taronga Zoo, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and then examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney route planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Powerhouse Museum ©
Powerhouse Museum
Hyde Park Barracks ©
Hyde Park Barracks

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