24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Maleny
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance for their historical value. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Warrandyte State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne visit planner .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit warmer, around 14°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Featherdale Wildlife Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

Make your Sydney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

Discover how to plan a Gold Coast trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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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

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Visit Wolston Farmhouse and Victoria Bridge Abutment for their historical value. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the striking features of Customs House, steep yourself in history at Fort Lytton National Park, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Wolston Farmhouse ©
Wolston Farmhouse

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Visiting Noosa National Park and Lake Escapades will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli) and Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach). There's more to do: wander the streets of Hastings Street and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Noosa travel planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Escapades, Mount Coolum, Sunshine Castle
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Lake Escapades ©
Lake Escapades

2
nights
Maleny

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 29th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maleny vacation maker site .

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Maleny sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Caloundra Lighthouses
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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