13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
3
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Gympie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 20th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Questacon, then ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra online trip maker .

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and browse the different shops at Marina Mirage.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Gold Coast. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Beerwah.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 26th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Beerwah journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Beerwah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Beerwah sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gympie.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kondalilla Falls
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls

1
night
Gympie

Gympie ©
Gympie is a regional city in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Lake Alford Park, then get engrossed in the history at Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum, then look for gifts at Farmer and Sun, and finally examine the collection at Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gympie trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Beerwah to Gympie takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Gympie

Museums Parks Shopping
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Lake Alford Park ©
Lake Alford Park
Farmer and Sun ©
Farmer and Sun

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. On the next day, stop by Belmondos Organic Market, then stroll through Peregian Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa day trip planning tool .

Getting from Gympie to Noosa by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Belmondos Organic Market ©
Belmondos Organic Market

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, then make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, then make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip planner .

Getting from Noosa to Mooloolaba by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bli Bli, Kings Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

1
day
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and then trek along Coastal walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mooloolaba to Port Macquarie takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Mooloolaba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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