13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mackay
— 1 night
2
Atherton
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
5
Townsville
— 1 night
6
Yeppoon
— 1 night

1
night
Mackay

Mackay
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mackay trip planner.

Hervey Bay to Mackay is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mackay, with lows of °C. You'll set off for Atherton on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

2
nights
Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Tinaroo, Curtain Fig National Park, Zillie Falls, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Lake Tinaroo. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Zillie Falls, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curtain Fig National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Atherton planning app.

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Atherton with the Route module. September in Atherton sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, Mareeba, Curtain Fig National Park
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
Jaques Coffee Plantation ©
Jaques Coffee Plantation

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Esplanade Lagoon Pool as well as Kuranda Scenic Railway. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Barron Falls & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Atherton to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

1
night
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 30th (Wed): go for a walk through Castle Hill and then don't miss a visit to Riverway.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville holiday website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Townsville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Riverway ©
Riverway

1
night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Yeppoon Main Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yeppoon trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsville to Yeppoon. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Townsville in October since evenings lows in Yeppoon dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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