10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Shanghai


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane attractions planner.

Shanghai, China to Brisbane is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Brisbane is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in February, with highs in Brisbane at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, then make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, and then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip builder website .

Drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Aqua Park Bli Bli
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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