15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Fly
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Cairns
— 1 night
Drive
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Redlynch
— Few hours
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive
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Daintree
— 2 nights
Ferry to Daintree River Ferry North, Drive to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive
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Mossman
— Few hours
Drive
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Atherton
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Eacham
— Few hours
Drive
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Babinda
— Few hours
Drive
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Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Tully
— Few hours
Drive
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Cardwell
— 1 night
Drive
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Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Hillsborough
— 1 night
Drive
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Finch Hatton
— Few hours
Drive
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Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seventeen Seventy
— Few hours
Drive

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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.
Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Redlynch.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

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Redlynch

You've now added Crystal Cascades to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Redlynch holiday maker tool.

Redlynch is just a stone's throw from Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Redlynch

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Crystal Cascades ©
Waterfall
Crystal Cascades
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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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Redlynch to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

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Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Daintree Wild Zoo, then admire the sheer force of Tranquility Falls, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Daintree Wellness Spa.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Daintree trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Daintree takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Daintree can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then kick your exploration up a notch at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and then relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Daintree to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mossman.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Ocean Safari ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.4

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Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. On the 25th (Sun), do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mossman online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Mossman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Mossman, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Atherton.

Things to do in Mossman

Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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Atherton

Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by The Crystal Caves and then make a trip to Hou Wang Temple.

Discover how to plan a Atherton trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Mossman to Atherton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Lake Eacham.

Things to do in Atherton

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
The Crystal Caves ©
Natural History Museum
The Crystal Caves
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Lake Eacham

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lake Eacham trip itinerary website.

Lake Eacham is just a short distance from Atherton. In October in Lake Eacham, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Babinda.

Things to do in Lake Eacham

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

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Babinda

Babinda is a small town and locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Babinda online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Eacham to Babinda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Babinda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. You will leave for Mission Beach on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Babinda

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

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Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 26th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery and then relax and float downstream with Wildside Adventures.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mission Beach tour itinerary app.

Drive from Babinda to Mission Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tully.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Wildside Adventures ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Wildside Adventures
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Tully

Tully is a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tully road trip planning tool.

Tully is just a short distance from Mission Beach. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cardwell.
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Golden Gumboot ©
Observation Deck
Golden Gumboot
4.3

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Cardwell

Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station and then admire the sheer force of Wallaman Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hinchinbrook Island.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cardwell vacation maker tool.

Cardwell is very close to Tully. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cardwell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Wallaman Falls ©
Waterfall
Wallaman Falls
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cardwell to Townsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Townsville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
The Strand ©
Beach
The Strand
4.8
Castle Hill
Scenic Walking Area
Castle Hill
4.8

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip builder tool.

You can drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Townsville in October: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Spa
Spas
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Cape Hillsborough

On the 31st (Sat), kick back and relax at Smalleys Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Hillsborough journey planning website.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Cape Hillsborough in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Cape Hillsborough sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Finch Hatton.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

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Finch Hatton

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get in on the family fun at Forest Flying and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Broken River.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Finch Hatton trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Hillsborough to Finch Hatton in an hour. Another option is to drive. In November in Finch Hatton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Finch Hatton

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip
Broken River ©
National Park
Broken River
5.0
Forest Flying ©
Theme Park
Forest Flying
4.7

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Rockhampton

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum, take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village, and then let little ones run wild at Kershaw Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rockhampton trip builder site.

You can drive from Finch Hatton to Rockhampton in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Rockhampton are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Archer Park Rail Museum
4.6
Kershaw Gardens ©
Playground
Kershaw Gardens
4.0

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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). On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn, then paddle through the water with 1770 Liquid Adventures, and then take in the local highlights with 1770 LARC! Tours.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Seventeen Seventy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
1770 LARC! Tours ©
Walking tour
1770 LARC! Tours
4.8
1770 Liquid Adventures ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
1770 Liquid Adventures
4.7