21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 1 day
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Ravenshoe
— Few hours
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Innisfail
— Few hours
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Mission Beach
— 1 night
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Townsville
— Few hours
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Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Hamilton Island
— 7 nights
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Proserpine
— 1 night

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Cairns

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.
On the 19th (Sun), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre will get you outdoors. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Rex Lookout in Wangetti, approximately Wangetti away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravenshoe.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Ravenshoe

Ravenshoe ©
Ravenshoe is a town and locality in the Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area and then take some stellar pictures from Millaa Millaa Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ravenshoe trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Ravenshoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Innisfail.
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Millaa Millaa Lookout ©
Millaa Millaa Lookout
Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area ©
Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area

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Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): walk around Paronella Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Innisfail trip planner.

Drive from Ravenshoe to Innisfail in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks

Side Trip

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Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery and then stroll through Mission Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innisfail to Mission Beach takes an hour. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

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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 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort.

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

Drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Townsville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Historic Sites
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Kissing Point Fort ©
Kissing Point Fort

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at West Point, and then explore the galleries of Magnetic Island Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Magnetic Island day trip tool.

Getting from Townsville to Magnetic Island by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach day trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Magnetic Island in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Adventure · Beaches · Parks
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Beach Book Boutique ©
Beach Book Boutique

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitsunday Islands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, make a trip to Passage Peak, and bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island road trip planning tool.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for Proserpine on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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Proserpine

Proserpine
Proserpine is a town and a locality in the Whitsunday Region, Queensland, Australia. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Proserpine trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Proserpine. Traveling from Hamilton Island in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Proserpine, with lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Proserpine

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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