21 days in Queensland's Sunshine Coast Itinerary

21 days in Queensland's Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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21 days in Queensland's Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Gympie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rainbow Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: London

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Central Station Rainforest and Lake Birrabeen.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Fraser Island. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gympie.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

2
nights
Gympie

Gympie ©
Gympie is a regional city in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum and Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gympie: Mount Cooroora (in Pomona) and Noosa Trail Network (in Kin Kin). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Gympie Regional Gallery, stroll through Victory Heights Trail Network, stop by Farmer and Sun, and get your game on at The Gympie Jungle.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Gympie trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Gympie. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Gympie

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Cooroora, Noosa Trail Network
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Mount Cooroora ©
Mount Cooroora

3
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rainbow Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, explore the activities along Poona Lake, and go for a stroll along the water at Carlo Point Marina.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rainbow Beach vacation planner .

You can drive from Gympie to Rainbow Beach in an hour. You'll set off for Mooloolaba on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Carlo Point Marina ©
Carlo Point Marina
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queensland Air Museum and Gardners Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Tewantin National Park (in Tewantin), The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi) and Maleny (Gerrards Lookout, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Australia Zoo, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mooloolaba online trip planner .

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Noosa, Queensland Air Museum, Spas & Wellness, The Original Eumundi Markets
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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