23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bern
train + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Maleny
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Bern

5
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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip website .

Bern, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Bern to Sydney. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bongaree Beach, see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then kick back and relax at Woorim Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bribie Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Bribie Island takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bribie Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre ©

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Australian War Memorial and Questacon. Escape the urban bustle at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Lake Burley Griffin. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, explore the striking landscape of Australian National Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bribie Island to Canberra. Traveling from Bribie Island in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary ©
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and then stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Canberra to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Caboolture Historical Village, then identify plant and animal life at Gardners Falls, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Glass House Mountains National Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maleny day trip tool .

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Spas, Glass House Mountains National Park, Caboolture Historical Village
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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