8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane


Hamilton Island

— 3 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday, Hamilton Island Air and Pool Bar. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get interesting insight from Hamilton Island Air. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at Pool Bar.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island online road trip planner.

Brisbane to Hamilton Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Flames of the Forest to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Flames of the Forest.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nightlife

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in March, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Australia travel guide

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.