10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
3
Maleny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai


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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast vacation planner .

Mumbai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

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
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and then stop by Podie Pie. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and then take some stellar pictures from Gerrards Lookout.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maleny holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Maleny in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Podie Pie, Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

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.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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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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