22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Seventeen Seventy
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Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Townsville
— 1 night
Ferry
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Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Drive to Mission Beach
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Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Daintree
— 2 nights
Drive

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to The Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Harbour Gift Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, then stroll through Esplanade, and finally make a splash at WetSide Water Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hervey Bay. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Tours
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Fraser Island

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

Plan trip to Fraser Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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Seventeen Seventy

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). For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Seventeen Seventy in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, bus, and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Seventeen Seventy are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Daydream Island (Daydream Island Day Spa & Daydream Island Living Reef). Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online day trip planner.

Getting from Seventeen Seventy to Airlie Beach by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Riverway, then contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Townsville road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Townsville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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Magnetic Island

Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island takes an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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night
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 7th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mission Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and then take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach travel route planner.

Getting from Magnetic Island to Mission Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

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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.
For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Rex Lookout in Wangetti--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

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Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Daintree Wellness Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Daintree trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Daintree takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Daintree, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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