22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

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

3
nights
Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast Hinterland ©
Step out of the city life by going to Glow Worm Caves and Lamington National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast Hinterland: Chocolates on Gallery Walk (in Eagle Heights) and North Tamborine (Witches Chase Cheese, Witches Falls Winery, & more).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast Hinterland road trip planning site .

Melbourne to Gold Coast Hinterland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Gold Coast Hinterland. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

North Tamborine, Canungra War Memorial, Chocolates on Gallery Walk, Lamington National Park
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Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves
Lamington National Park ©
Lamington National Park

11
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.
Kids will enjoy Surfer's Paradise Beach and Sea World Theme Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, and kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

Gold Coast is just a short distance from Gold Coast Hinterland. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Broken Head Beach, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Lennox Head Beach
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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

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

4
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Step out of the city life by going to Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Kids will enjoy Mooloolaba Beach and Buderim Forest Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Noosa (Noosa National Park & Laguna Lookout), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Peregian Beach (in Peregian Beach).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maleny day trip website .

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, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Noosa, Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park, Peregian Beach, Kings Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

few
hours
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Anzac Square and then find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Theme Parks
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Wheel of Brisbane ©
Wheel of Brisbane
Anzac Square ©
Anzac Square

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