22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Beerwah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Toowoomba
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne


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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Gold Coast. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Chris Cunningham Park, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brisbane tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Explore Beerwah's surroundings by going to Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beerwah trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Brisbane to Beerwah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, Montville, Mapleton Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach), Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, get advice or help at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beerwah to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, SunJet Simulations, Maroochydore Beach, Mount Coolum
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

3
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Toowoomba is known for parks, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Queens Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, brush up on your military savvy at Milne Bay Military Museum, and see the interesting displays at DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Toowoomba travel route app .

Getting from Noosa to Toowoomba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Toowoomba can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Highfields Falls
Highlights from your plan
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Laurel Bank Park ©
Laurel Bank Park
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD

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