8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Townsville
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Townsville

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.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey planner.

Townsville to Gold Coast is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Townsville in April; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth, then explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout, then stroll through Wategos Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lennox Head
Highlights from your plan
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, and then identify plant and animal life at Buderim Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa online itinerary planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Point Cartwright, Buderim Forest Park, Marcoola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Street Mall.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

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