13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  1​h 15​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
4
Emerald
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Capella
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Mackay
— 4 nights
End: Mackay

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip planning website .

Sydney to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Whitsunday Island hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Daydream Island online tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Daydream Island with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Whitsunday Island in June since evenings lows in Daydream Island dip to 21°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
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3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and get outside with Jetryder.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Hamilton Island. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

1
night
Emerald

Emerald ©
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
On the 4th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Rubyvale Observatory and then take an in-depth tour of Miners Heritage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): stroll around Vicki Peters Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Plaza @ Emerald, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Emerald trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Emerald. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in July since evenings lows in Emerald dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Capella.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rubyvale
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Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens
The Plaza @ Emerald ©
The Plaza @ Emerald
Vicki Peters Park ©
Vicki Peters Park

1
night
Capella

Capella
Capella is a small town and locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 6th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Capella Pioneer Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Capella vacation builder .

You can drive from Emerald to Capella in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Capella are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Capella

Museums
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4
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Explore Mackay's surroundings by going to Eungella (Eungella National Park & Broken River) and Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough). There's much more to do: make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, stroll through Bluewater Trail, get engrossed in the history at Greenmount Homestead, and admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mackay online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Capella to Mackay takes 4 hours. Traveling from Capella in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mackay, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Eungella, Cape Hillsborough National Park
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Eungella National Park ©
Eungella National Park
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

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