22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Gold Coast Hinterland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Coolangatta Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast Hinterland.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast Hinterland ©
On the 14th (Mon), Head underground at Glow Worm Caves, look for gifts at Witches Chase Cheese, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Walk, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cedar Creek Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast Hinterland road trip planning app .

Gold Coast Hinterland is just a stone's throw from Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

North Tamborine, Gallery Walk
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Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves
Gallery Walk ©
Gallery Walk
Witches Chase Cheese ©
Witches Chase Cheese

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Shorncliffe Beach and King Island. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Victoria Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast Hinterland to Brisbane in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

King Island
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
King Island ©
King Island

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Australia Zoo and Kings Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Mooloolaba Beach and Moffat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Nambour (Podie Pie & Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )), Sea Life Sunshine Coast (in Mooloolaba) and Caloundra (Dicky Beach & Bulcock Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Maroochydore Beach, take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout, and admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Maleny online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Nambour, Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo, Maroochydore Beach
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Attractions like Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum & Lows Lookout). It doesn't end there: get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Noosa online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Marcoola Beach, Mount Ninderry
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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