18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
Fly
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Dubbo
— 1 night
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Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive
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Cunnamulla
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleville
— 1 night
Drive
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Longreach
— 1 night
Drive
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Winton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hughenden
— 1 night
Drive
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Undara Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Epping
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Epping
— 1 day

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll set off for Dubbo on the 22nd (Wed).
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Dubbo — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and then enjoy some diversion at Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens Adventure Playground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, then Head underground at Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine, and then walk around Cameron Park.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Dubbo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dubbo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubbo.
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Dubbo — 1 night

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubbo online holiday builder.

On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Cunnamulla.
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Cunnamulla — 1 night

Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): cruise along Matilda Highway, make a trip to Cunnamulla Water Tower Art, and then don't miss a visit to Neil Spencer Gallery. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cunnamulla Bushlands and then get engrossed in the history at Cunnamulla Fella Visitor Centre Art Gallery and Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cunnamulla online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Cunnamulla takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Charleville.
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Charleville — 1 night

Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Charleville online travel planner.

Getting from Cunnamulla to Charleville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Longreach on the 26th (Sun).
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Longreach — 1 night

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Qantas Founders Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, take some stellar pictures from Camden Park Station, then look for gifts at The Station Store, and finally contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Longreach route planning app.

Drive from Charleville to Longreach in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Charleville in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Longreach: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Winton.
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Winton — 2 nights

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bladensburg National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Winton planner.

Drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Hughenden.
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Hughenden — 1 night

Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Flinders Discovery Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hughenden trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Winton to Hughenden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Undara Volcanic National Park.
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Undara Volcanic National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Undara Experience and then Head underground at Undarra Lava Tubes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Undara Volcanic National Park journey app.

Traveling by car from Hughenden to Undara Volcanic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Cooktown.
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Cooktown — 1 night

Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 1st (Fri), stroll around Endeavour Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cooktown trip planner.

You can drive from Undara Volcanic National Park to Cooktown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planner.

You can drive from Cooktown to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Just Tuk'n Around as well as Airlie Beach Lagoon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Whitsunday Crocodile Safari and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Yeppoon.
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Yeppoon — 1 night

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yeppoon trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Yeppoon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in July since evenings lows in Yeppoon dip to 13°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 1 night

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, and then walk around Pialba Adventure Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay travel route planner.

You can drive from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get curious at SparkLab, ScienCentre, then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and then explore the galleries of Birrunga Gallery & Dining.

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You can drive from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Epping.
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Epping — 1 day

On the 9th (Sat), let little ones run wild at Golden Sun Moth Playground, stroll around Bundoora Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Morang Wetlands.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Epping trip website.

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Epping with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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