10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Hervey Bay
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane visit planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and finally browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast itinerary maker site.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
day
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and then contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Gold Coast to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Elfotography Hervey Bay ©
Elfotography Hervey Bay
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens ©
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Federation Square and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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