55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 3 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moreton Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Bundaberg
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Bundaberg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Agnes Water
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Great Keppel Island
— 1 night
Unknown
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Cape Hillsborough
— 1 night
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Port of Airlie, Bus to Townsville, Ferry to Magnetic Island
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Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Tully
— 1 night
Drive
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Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Fitzroy Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Daintree
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Bus to Williams Esplanade near French St, Fly to London

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Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:

Leura

— 3 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Step out of Leura with an excursion to Blue Mountains in Katoomba--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Leura trip builder site.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in June since evenings lows in Leura dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Byron Bay

— 2 nights
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 (Sun), relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Byron Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Brisbane

— 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane route maker site.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Moreton Island

— 2 nights

Gem of the South

Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse and then step off the mainland to explore Moreton Island. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks and then see majestic marine mammals with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moreton Island day trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Moreton Island in 3.5 hours. In June in Moreton Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and then wander the streets of Hastings Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Moreton Island to Noosa with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Fraser Island

— 3 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, get a dose of the wild on Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Bundaberg

— 3 nights
Explore Bundaberg's surroundings by going to Hervey Bay (Off-Road Tours, Esplanade, &more).

Discover how to plan a Bundaberg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Bundaberg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Agnes Water

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Discover 1770 Holiday Shop, get engrossed in the history at Agnes Water Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on Moondoggie Beach & Bush Tours. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at 1770 Distillery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paperbark Forest Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agnes Water trip planner.

You can drive from Bundaberg to Agnes Water in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Agnes Water sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Seventeen Seventy

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then discover the deep blue sea with 1770reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Joseph Banks Regional Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Seventeen Seventy journey planning site.

Seventeen Seventy is just a stone's throw from Agnes Water. In June, daily temperatures in Seventeen Seventy can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Keppel Island.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Great Keppel Island

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Monkey Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Great Keppel Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seventeen Seventy to Great Keppel Island with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seventeen Seventy in June since evenings lows in Great Keppel Island dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Great Keppel Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Cape Hillsborough

— 1 night
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hillsborough National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Hillsborough online vacation maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Keppel Island to Cape Hillsborough. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Hillsborough can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach road trip website.

Drive from Cape Hillsborough to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Hillsborough in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Hamilton Island

— 2 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island tour itinerary app.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Magnetic Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Magnetic Island Forts Walk and then see what you can catch with Magnetic Island Time Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Bungalow Bay Koala Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Hamilton Island to Magnetic Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Hamilton Island in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Magnetic Island, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Tully.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Tully

— 1 night
Tully is a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Golden Gumboot and then explore the activities along Tully River.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tully online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Magnetic Island to Tully. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Tully

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Mission Beach

— 2 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for gifts at Charley's Chocolate Factory and then walk around Paronella Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Reef Express and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mission Beach travel itinerary planner.

Mission Beach is very close to Tully. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Fitzroy Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Fitzroy Island National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Oiled Massage Fitzroy Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

Discover how to plan a Fitzroy Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mission Beach to Fitzroy Island. In July, daytime highs in Fitzroy Island are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Fitzroy Island to Cairns with the Route module. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Port Douglas

— 4 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.
Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Janbal Gallery, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

Make your Port Douglas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Daintree.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Daintree

— 2 nights
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for gifts at Daintree Naturals Artist Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daintree Wild Zoo, stroll through Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Daintree trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Daintree takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Daintree are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Daintree to Cape Tribulation takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.