34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Townsville
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Yamba
— 3 nights
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Nambucca Heads
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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10
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas — 5 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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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

Stockholm, Sweden to Port Douglas is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, expect Port Douglas to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Townsville.
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Townsville — 3 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for sightseeing, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, get to know the resident critters at Billabong Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Queens Gardens Townsville.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville online holiday builder.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Townsville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Townsville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Airlie Beach.
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Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Airlie Beach — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boathaven Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach road trip site.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Hervey Bay — 3 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Wabby (in Fraser Island) and Bundaberg (Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ocean Therapies Massage and Wellness Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay day trip planning tool.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hervey Bay, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a stroll through Hastings Street and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach and then explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, then take in nature's colorful creations at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Cape Byron Walking Track and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay tour builder website.

You can drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yamba.
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Yamba — 3 nights

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Change things up with these side-trips from Yamba: Maclean (Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated & Botero Roastery & Cafe). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pippi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spooky Beach, tee off at Yamba Golf and Country Club, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Yamba Remedial Massage.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yamba trip app.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Yamba takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Yamba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nambucca Heads.
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Nambucca Heads — 3 nights

Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. Get out of town with these interesting Nambucca Heads side-trips: Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in South West Rocks). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nambucca Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, get great views at Captain Cook's Lookout, and take in the pleasant sights at Foreshore Walk.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nambucca Heads trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yamba to Nambucca Heads takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yamba in December, expect nights in Nambucca Heads to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
On the 10th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nambucca Heads to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs — 3 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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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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