17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + foot + train:  32​h
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
North Stradbroke Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brussels

4
days
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Gold Coast is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Gold Coast. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in October; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

3
days
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Blue Lake National Park.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island trip maker site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

2
days
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 5th (Mon), go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Hamilton Island. Traveling from North Stradbroke Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island vacation builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hamilton Island in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
days
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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Australia Zoo in Beerwah--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in November: highs in Brisbane hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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