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
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 19 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): experience rural life at Maleny Dairies, hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gardners Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Maleny trip site .

San Francisco, USA to Maleny is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Maleny, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Maleny is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Trails Wildlife Outdoors
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Maleny Dairies ©
Maleny Dairies

19
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll get in some beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore), Yandina (Wappa Dam, The Ginger Factory, & more) and Rainbow Beach (Fishing Charters & Tours & Carlo Sand Blow). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, look for all kinds of wild species at Everglades, and take a stroll through Hastings Street.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa day trip planning website .

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. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Cooroy, Yandina, Rainbow Beach
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

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