8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairns
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Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Townsville
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Gladstone
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Boreen Point
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
7
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Brisbane
— 1 day
End: Brisbane

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Cairns

Cairns ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Cairns Art Gallery, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiport is Cairns International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

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Townsville

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 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at National Trust Heritage Centre, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre

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Airlie Beach

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 5th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach tour site.

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, stroll around Canoe Point Beach and Parklands, stroll around Spinnaker Park, then get great views at Auckland Hill Lookout, and finally let little ones run wild at East Shores Water Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gladstone online route builder.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Gladstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Canoe Point Beach and Parklands
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East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum ©
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island route planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gladstone to Fraser Island. Traveling from Gladstone in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fraser Island, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boreen Point.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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Boreen Point

Boreen Point
To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boreen Point trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Boreen Point. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Noosa.

Things to do in Boreen Point

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary planner.

Noosa is just a stone's throw from Boreen Point. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of State Library Of Queensland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

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Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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