22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Surfer's Paradise Beach and Warner Bros. Movie World will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Heads Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, and cool off at Dreamworld.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary maker website .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Gold Coast. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast Hinterland.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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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
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Killarney Glen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast Hinterland online journey planner .

Gold Coast Hinterland is just a short distance from Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Killarney Glen
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

1
night
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Glow Worm Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunderbird Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tamborine Mountain travel route website .

You can drive from Gold Coast Hinterland to Tamborine Mountain in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Tamborine Mountain can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
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Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves
Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens ©
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

8
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Australia Zoo and Noosa National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more), Peregian Beach (in Peregian Beach) and Laguna Lookout (in Noosa). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, look for gifts at Podie Pie, and take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maleny road trip website .

Traveling by car from Tamborine Mountain to Maleny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In January in Maleny, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Mooloolaba, Nambour, Peregian Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 24:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Captain Cook Highway. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in the views from Story Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Drive from Maleny to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Captain Cook Highway
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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