19 days in Sydney & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

19 days in Sydney & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Maleny
— 5 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Cardiff

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy some diversion at Cremorne Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions planner.

Cardiff, UK to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Sydney is 10 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cardiff in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Shelly Beach, Bouddi National Park, Logan Brae Orchard, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Lake Escapades, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, get outside with Noosa Horses, and stop by Belmondos Organic Market.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Escapades, Mount Coolum, Mount Ninderry, Noosa Horses, Noosa Botanic Gardens
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Nambour (Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) & Podie Pie), Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright, Top Catch Charters, & more) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Dularcha National Park. There's more to do: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maleny route maker site .

Getting from Noosa to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Nambour, Caloundra Lighthouses, Dularcha National Park, Buderim Forest Park
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Kondalilla National Park ©
Kondalilla National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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