24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
train + foot + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Gold Coast Hinterland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + train:  31​h
End: Nottingham

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. And it doesn't end there: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Nottingham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Nottingham to Melbourne. Traveling from Nottingham in March, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

4
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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight from Port Campbell to Sydney takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island route builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sunshine Castle and Caloundra Lighthouses. Step out of Noosa to go to Montville and see Montville Art Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach and take a stroll through Hastings Street.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sunshine Castle, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Montville Art Gallery, Caloundra Lighthouses
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast vacation planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast Hinterland.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast Hinterland ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then get impressive views of Mount Warning. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Caves, then do a tasting at Witches Falls Winery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Thunderbird Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast Hinterland trip planner .

Gold Coast Hinterland is very close to Gold Coast. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast Hinterland can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

North Tamborine, Murwillumbah, Mount Warning
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Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves
Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then wander the streets of West End.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Gold Coast Hinterland to Brisbane in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
West End ©
West End
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

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