10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


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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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, cool off at Dreamworld, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online tour planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Byron Bay on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Fri), look for gifts at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay day trip website .

Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Jules Hunt Studio Gallery ©
Jules Hunt Studio Gallery

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.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane visit planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, then cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Australia Zoo, and then view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maleny attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Maleny sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Hastings Street and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

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