22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Umina Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Forster
— 1 night
Drive
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive
9
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Train
10
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly to Mackay, Bus to Airlie Beach
11
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
12
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly

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Sydney — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, visit The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Umina Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Umina Beach — 1 night

Umina Beach is a suburb within the local government area on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Umina Beach driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Umina Beach takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Umina Beach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Forster on the 13th (Mon).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Forster — 1 night

Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get outside with Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises, relax and rejuvenate at Forster Yoga Studio, and then kick back and relax at Seal Rocks.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Forster trip planner.

Drive from Umina Beach to Forster in 3 hours. March in Forster sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.
Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Coffs Harbour — 1 night

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Park Beach and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Forster to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Byron Bay.
Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Byron Bay — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with Sundive Byron Bay, stop by The Byron Bay Book Exchange, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

Before you visit Byron Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.
Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa day trip planning app.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Fraser Island — 3 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

Hervey Bay — 1 night

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 23rd (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with Hervey Bay Dive Centre and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In March in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bundaberg.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Bundaberg — 1 night

On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then stroll around Turtle Park.

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

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rockhampton.
Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

Rockhampton — 1 night

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): gain some tasty knowledge on Saleyards Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, and then get curious at FLOW Visitors Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rockhampton road trip app.

Take a train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Airlie Beach in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
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