32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Avalon Beach
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Mackay
— 1 night
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Dubbo
— 3 nights
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Rushworth
— 3 nights
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Avalon Beach

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Clareville Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Warriewood Wetlands, relax and rejuvenate at Guringai Yoga Shala, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rowland Reserve, then look for gifts at Beachside Bookshop, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Avalon Beach trip planner.

Gisborne to Avalon Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Avalon Beach when traveling from Gisborne in January, with lows around 23°C. You will leave for Byron Bay on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Avalon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Pippi Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Main Beach Yamba and Lake Ainsworth. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Yamba (Turners Beach & Brendan L Watkins Gold and Silversmith), Lennox Head Boardwalk (in Lennox Head) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Getaway Girls, kick back and relax at Iluka, explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Iluka Rainforest Walking Track.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Avalon Beach to Byron Bay. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): soar above the sights with Go Ballooning.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Noosa on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

4
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gardners Falls and Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures. Get outdoors at Buderim Forest Park and Woorim Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli), Obi Boardwalk (in Maleny) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, head off-road at NOOSA2FRASER 4WD BEACH HIRE, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weyba, and trot along with Noosa Horses.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, stroll through Boathaven Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get a dose of the wild on Turtle Tours, and finally stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Shute Harbour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Airlie Beach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Michaelmas Cay and Skypark by AJ Hackett Cairns. Escape the urban bustle at Babinda Boulders and Shark Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Port Douglas (Opal Reef & St Mary’s by The Sea chapel). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
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 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Town Beach and then cruise along Mango Avenue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mackay sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Cairns to Mackay by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Mackay are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Noosa

On the 11th (Thu), head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, get a new perspective on things with Kayak Noosa, take in nature's colorful creations at Noosa Botanic Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, then skim along the rocks with Grab Rock, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mackay to Noosa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for Dubbo on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Dubbo

Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, add some adventure to your tour with Adventure Watersports, buy something for everyone on your list at Riverdale Shopping Centre, then walk around Cameron Park, and finally Head underground at Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubbo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Dubbo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dubbo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Rushworth.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Rushworth

Rushworth is a township in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Waranga Basin and Rotary Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rushworth: Redesdale Bridge (in Redesdale), The Shiraz Republic (in Cornella) and Mount Ida Lookout (in Heathcote). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Blue Tongue Berries, snap pictures at Kirwans Bridge, stroll around New Crossing Place, and make a trip to Old Black Train.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rushworth route app.

Explore your travel options from Dubbo to Rushworth with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rushworth

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.