37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Iluka
Drive:  4​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
2
Bundaberg
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Chillagoe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Karumba
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Camooweal
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Mount Isa
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
9
Birdsville
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 30​min
10
Cunnamulla
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
11
St George
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
12
Iluka
— 4 nights
End: Iluka

7
nights
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.
Visit Chenrezig Institute and Cathedral Square for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, explore the world behind art at GOMA, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder tool .

Iluka to Brisbane is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Iluka in May since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Art on Cairncross, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Chenrezig Institute
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
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Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Let the collections at Maryborough Family Heritage Institute and Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bundaberg: Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum (in Scarness), Le Petit Chocolatier (in Hervey Bay) and Maryborough (Whistle Stop Rail Museum, Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, enjoy the sand and surf at Woodgate Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Palace Backpackers Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Bundaberg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maryborough, Childers, Hervey Bay
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bowen Historical Society and Museum and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Change things up with a short trip to Grays Bay in Bowen (about 1h 20 min away). On the 13th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bundaberg in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bowen, Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

7
nights
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.
St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Discovery Centre and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach), Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chillagoe.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay May 17 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Chillagoe

Chillagoe ©
Chillagoe is a town and locality in northern Queensland, Australia. On the 26th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chillagoe Smelters, take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rock, then Head underground at Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chillagoe Court House Heritage Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chillagoe itinerary tool .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Chillagoe in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Karumba.

Things to do in Chillagoe

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Balancing Rock ©
Balancing Rock
Chillagoe Smelters ©
Chillagoe Smelters

1
day
Karumba

Karumba is a town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to Barramundi Centre, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then look for gifts at Midnight Emporium.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Karumba online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Chillagoe to Karumba takes 10 hours. In May in Karumba, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Camooweal.

Things to do in Karumba

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Barramundi Centre ©
Barramundi Centre

1
day
Camooweal

Camooweal ©
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. On the 28th (Tue), Head underground at Camooweal Caves National Park and then take an in-depth tour of The Drovers Camp.

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

Traveling by car from Karumba to Camooweal takes 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Camooweal

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Camooweal Caves National Park ©
Camooweal Caves National Park

1
night
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Underground Hospital and Museum, examine the collection at Outback at Isa, and then go deep underground at Mary Kathleen.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Isa vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Camooweal to Mount Isa takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mount Isa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
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Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa
Underground Hospital and Museum ©
Underground Hospital and Museum

1
day
Birdsville

Birdsville
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. On the 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Birdsville trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Mount Isa to Birdsville in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mount Isa in May, expect nights in Birdsville to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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1
day
Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla ©
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. On the 31st (Fri), explore the world behind art at Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum, then make a trip to Neil Spencer Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Bowra Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cunnamulla holiday planning site .

Drive from Birdsville to Cunnamulla in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to St George.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Neil Spencer Gallery ©
Neil Spencer Gallery

1
day
St George

St George ©
On the 1st (Sat), learn about winemaking at Riversands Winery, take in the exciting artwork at The Unique Egg, and then see human ingenuity at work at EJ Beardmore Dam.

To plan St George vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Cunnamulla to St George in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Iluka.

Things to do in St George

Wineries Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
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Riversands Winery ©
Riversands Winery
The Unique Egg ©
The Unique Egg

4
nights
Iluka

Iluka ©
Iluka is a small village at the mouth of the Clarence River in New South Wales, Australia. You'll explore and learn at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum and New Italy. Bexhill Open Air Cathedral and St.Andrew's Anglican Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head), Mullumbimby (Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens & Spas & Wellness) and Lennox Head (Lennox Head Beach & Lake Ainsworth). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach, see the interesting displays at Yamba Museum, stroll through Main Beach Yamba, and take in the dramatic scenery at Minyon Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iluka trip planner.

You can drive from St George to Iluka in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, daytime highs in Iluka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iluka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Mullumbimby, Lismore, Lennox Head, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral ©
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

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