29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
+2
Fly + foot + train:  30​h
1
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Falls Creek
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

3
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 Noosa National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum & Lows Lookout). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Hastings Street, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, surround yourself with nature on Lake Escapades, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Noosa is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Noosa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Marcoola Beach, Lake Escapades
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Original Eumundi Markets and Maroochydore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Nambour (Podie Pie & Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and MaisyMoo (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maleny route planner .

Getting from Noosa to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Maleny sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Nambour, Maroochydore Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, The Original Eumundi Markets
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Get outdoors at Kirra Beach and Tropical Fruit World. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters) and Coolangatta Beach (in Coolangatta). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

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

You can drive from Maleny to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and 13th Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ocean Beach and Sorrento Back Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville) and Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along Yarra River, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site .

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Sorrento Back Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach, Ocean Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

1
night
Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Fainter Falls, then see the interesting displays at Falls Creek Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Falls Creek Alpine Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Falls Creek sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Falls Creek in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Fainter Falls
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Fainter Falls ©
Fainter Falls
Falls Creek Museum ©
Falls Creek Museum

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to The Giant Stairway and Echo Point Lookout. Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at The Nook, get great views at Govetts Leap, and take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

Before you visit Katoomba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Falls Creek to Katoomba takes 8 hours. January in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Govetts Leap, Jenolan Caves, The Nook
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kiama Blowhole and Palm Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

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