32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Mackay
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Bowen
— 3 nights
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Townsville
— 2 nights
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Lucinda
— 2 nights
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Innisfail
— 1 night
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Atherton
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Drive to Daintree River Ferry, Ferry to Daintree River Ferry North, Drive to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Cooktown
— 2 nights
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Drive to Daintree River Ferry North, Ferry to Daintree River Ferry, Drive to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
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Palm Cove
— 4 nights
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Mission Beach
— 2 nights
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Townsville
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Mackay
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Mackay

Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Artspace Mackay, enjoy the sand and surf at Bucasia Beach, and then examine the collection at Melba House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mackay trip itinerary website.

Rockhampton to Mackay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Mackay

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

3
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Bowen

Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Visit Horseshoe Bay and Queens Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at The Coalface Experience and Bowen Historical Society and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Zaro Cultural Gallery (in Home Hill) and Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout (in Inkerman). There's still lots to do: stroll through Grays Bay, make a trip to Mother Beddock Rock, and appreciate the history behind The Big Mango.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bowen journey builder website.

You can drive from Mackay to Bowen in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mackay in August since evenings lows in Bowen dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Bowen

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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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 next day, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of Townsville, view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, explore the galleries of Museum of Tropical Queensland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and finally steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Townsville trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bowen to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bowen in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Townsville, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lucinda.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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Lucinda

Lucinda is a coastal town in the state of Queensland, Australia, located at the southern entrance to Hinchinbrook Channel near the town of Ingham. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Jourama Falls, then take in the waterfront at Lucinda Jetty, and then head outdoors with Absolute North Charters. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mercer Lane Mosaic, then identify plant and animal life at TYTO Wetlands, and then see the world from above with Hinchinbrook Adventures.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lucinda online vacation planner.

You can drive from Townsville to Lucinda in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lucinda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Innisfail.

Things to do in Lucinda

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

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Innisfail

Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): walk around Paronella Park, then take an in-depth tour of Australian Sugar Industry Museum, and then kick back and relax at Etty Bay.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Innisfail attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lucinda to Innisfail takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Innisfail are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Atherton.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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Atherton

Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Atherton side-trips: Mareeba (Granite Gorge Nature Park & Jaques Coffee Plantation). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Malanda Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and make a trip to Lake Tinaroo.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Atherton trip site.

Drive from Innisfail to Atherton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Atherton

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at With Sugar, then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Atherton to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Let the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

Find out how to plan Cape Tribulation trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

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Cooktown

Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cooktown trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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Port Douglas

On the 1st (Wed), stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reef Sprinter, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cooktown to Port Douglas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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Palm Cove

A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Let the collections at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Kuranda capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Cove: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, hike along Wrights Lookout, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Honey House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palm Cove road trip planning app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Palm Cove by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a shuttle. September in Palm Cove sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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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 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Murdering Point Winery, then look for gifts at The Pocket, and then discover the deep blue sea with Reef Express. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then kick back and relax at Mission Beach, and finally surround yourself with nature on Croc and Wildlife Tours.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach day trip planner.

You can drive from Palm Cove to Mission Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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Townsville

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, then make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, then go for a walk through Castle Hill, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, explore the galleries of Pinnacles Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Townsville Palmetum, then don't miss a visit to Riverway, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Townsville tour planning tool.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Museums · Spas · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

3
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Into The Blue Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Boathaven Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Jetryder, &more). Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by car from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in September, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

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Mackay

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mackay planner.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Mackay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mackay, with lows of 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Mackay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Australia travel guide

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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.