28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Maleny
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Mooloolah Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Prague

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 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane journey planning site .

Prague, Czech Republic to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Prague in December, things will get warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, enjoy the sand and surf at Coffs Harbour Beach, and then stroll through Diggers beach. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ulidarra National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour day trip website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Ulidarra National Park ©
Ulidarra National Park
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Infinity Attraction will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 20th (Thu), experience rural life at Maleny Dairies, identify plant and animal life at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and then admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Maleny trip app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Maleny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Maleny are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Mooloolah Valley.

Things to do in Maleny

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

2
nights
Mooloolah Valley

Mooloolah Valley ©
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, admire the engineering at Ewen Maddock Dam, and then admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mooloolah Valley vacation site .

Mooloolah Valley is just a stone's throw from Maleny. December in Mooloolah Valley sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Mooloolah Valley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Buderim Forest Park, Kings Beach, Kondalilla Falls, Marcoola Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Ewen Maddock Dam ©
Ewen Maddock Dam
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Coolum, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Noosa planner .

You can drive from Mooloolah Valley to Noosa in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Mount Coolum
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 25th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, then cool off at WetSide Water Park, and then stroll through Burrum Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. December in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Perry's Lookdown.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Blackheath online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Blackheath. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Blackheath, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nelson Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Rip Curl Ulladulla, enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach.

Plan a Jervis Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Blackheath to Jervis Bay in 4 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in December, you will find days in Jervis Bay are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Rip Curl Ulladulla
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder app .

Getting from Jervis Bay to Sydney by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jervis Bay in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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