22 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

22 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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22 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Maleny
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 10 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

9
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Escape the urban bustle at Gardners Falls and Maleny Dairies. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buderim Forest Park and Top Catch Charters. Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Maroochydore (Spas & Wellness & Maroochydore Beach), Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Australia Zoo, cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, explore the striking landscape of Mapleton Falls National Park, and admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maleny online attractions planner .

New York City, USA to Maleny is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Maleny. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Maleny hover around 83°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Montville, Glass House Mountains, Australia Zoo, Maroochydore Beach
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Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

10
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Peregian Beach and Marcoola Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Coolum and Tewantin National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Barnacles Dolphin Centre (in Tin Can Bay), Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach) and Aqua Fun Park (in Twin Waters). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolum Beach, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip planning app .

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. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Rainbow Beach, Lake Escapades, Aqua Fun Park, Mount Cooroora
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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