58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Wollongong
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Eden
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
6
Ballarat
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Elliot
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
10
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
11
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Pemberton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Perth
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
15
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
16
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
17
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
18
Toowoomba
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
19
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
20
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
21
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
22
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
23
Yamba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
24
Ballandean
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Hobart

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Werri Beach and then stroll through Callala Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Australian Motorlife Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Kembla Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Wollongong travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Wollongong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wollongong, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Werri Beach, The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space, Artemis Wines, Callala Beach
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Werri Beach ©
Werri Beach

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape St George Lighthouse, and then stroll through Blenheim Beach.

You can plan Jervis Bay trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Wollongong to Jervis Bay by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Canberra.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), browse the different shops at Canberra Centre and then do a tasting at McKellar Ridge Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Jeir Creek Wines, then learn about winemaking at Wily Trout Vineyard, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Trove Canberra.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Jervis Bay to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Jervis Bay in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Eden.

Things to do in Canberra

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Murrumbateman
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
McKellar Ridge Wines ©
McKellar Ridge Wines
Wily Trout Vineyard ©
Wily Trout Vineyard

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Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Davidson Whaling Station. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Longstocking Brewery, and then take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Eden tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Eden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in October since evenings lows in Eden dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Eden

Outdoors Beaches Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

The Merimbula Boardwalk, Longstocking Brewery, Pambula Beach
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Davidson Whaling Station ©
Davidson Whaling Station
Longstocking Brewery ©
Longstocking Brewery

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 29th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill, and then stop by The Amazing Mill Markets Ballarat. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Creswick Woollen Mills, take in the exciting artwork at Stony Creek Gallery, and then stop by Chocolate Mill.

Plan a trip to Ballarat easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Eden to Ballarat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Ballarat when traveling from Eden in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stony Creek Gallery, Chocolate Mill, Creswick Woollen Mills
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Chocolate Mill ©
Chocolate Mill

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look for gifts at Drift On Bliss, stop by The Oyster Farm Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, then do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kangaroo Island Brewery, then view the masterpieces at Shep's Studio, and then kick back and relax at Island Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Fine Art Kangaroo Island ©
Fine Art Kangaroo Island

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, then see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Elliot.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

National Motor Museum, Henley Beach, Chateau Tanunda
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

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Port Elliot

Port Elliot ©
Port Elliot is a town in South Australia toward the eastern end of the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elliot travel route planning site .

You can drive from Adelaide to Port Elliot in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Elliot can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Elliot

Wineries

Side Trip

Hugo Wines
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Hugo Wines ©
Hugo Wines

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 6th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Old Timers Mine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church. On the next day, look for gifts at Opalios, stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and then don't miss a visit to Dog Fence.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Elliot to Coober Pedy. Traveling from Port Elliot in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Coober Pedy: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church
Seven Stones Designer Jewellers ©
Seven Stones Designer Jewellers

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Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, stroll through Salmon Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Section Glass Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail and then enjoy the sand and surf at West Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Esperance takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Coober Pedy in November, things will get slightly colder in Esperance: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Salmon Beach ©
Salmon Beach
West Beach ©
West Beach

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Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelley Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, then do a tasting at Singlefile Wines, then stop by Bartholomews Meadery, and finally examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany visit planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Albany: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Denmark, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach

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Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Peter Kovacsy Studio - Wood & Glass Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Augusta Historical Museum, then do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Firetail Wines.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pemberton journey builder tool .

You can drive from Albany to Pemberton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Pemberton

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Firetail Wines, Augusta Historical Museum, McLeod Creek Wines, Sunnyhurst Wines, Greenbushes Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Augusta Historical Museum ©
Augusta Historical Museum
Firetail Wines ©
Firetail Wines
McLeod Creek Wines ©
McLeod Creek Wines

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at The House of Honey and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, hunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockingham Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth holiday maker website .

You can drive from Pemberton to Perth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

City Beach, Rockingham Beach, The House of Honey, Aviation Heritage Museum, Fremantle Markets
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Aviation Heritage Museum

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Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pot Alley Beach and then steep yourself in history at Oakabella Homestead.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Kalbarri takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Exmouth.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, Pot Alley Beach
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ross Graham Lookout ©
Ross Graham Lookout
Hawk's Head Lookout ©
Hawk's Head Lookout

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Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Shark Diving has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery, then explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, buy something for everyone on your list at Ross Street Mall Shopping Centre Exmouth, and then kick back and relax at Town Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Exmouth day trip site .

Getting from Kalbarri to Exmouth by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Exmouth are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then take in the exciting artwork at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exmouth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In November, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Grand Central Shopping Centre, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Jim's Jerky on Hume, and finally look for gifts at Vickers Fudge Factory. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Highfields Pioneer Village, and then steep yourself in history at Spring Bluff.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Toowoomba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Toowoomba takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect Toowoomba to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Highfields, Vickers Fudge Factory, Preston Peak Winery Function Centre
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum ©
Highfields Pioneer Village ©
Highfields Pioneer Village
Preston Peak Winery Function Centre ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Queen Street Mall and then take a stroll through West End.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel planner.

Getting from Toowoomba to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Toowoomba in November, you will find days in Brisbane are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
West End ©
West End
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Frenchman's Beach, take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, and then stroll through Cylinder Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, and then explore the activities along Brown Lake.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island attractions website .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island takes 3.5 hours. In December in North Stradbroke Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage.

Plan a Gold Coast trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from North Stradbroke Island to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 5th (Wed), stop by Truly Tea and then get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Lismore Car Boot Market, learn about all things military at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pat Morton Lookout, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Lismore Car Boot Market
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Byron Bay Farmers Market ©
Byron Bay Farmers Market
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum ©
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

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Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pippi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach Yamba. On your second day here, take a stroll around Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, make a trip to Schaeffer House Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Witzig Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yamba trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Yamba takes 2 hours. In December in Yamba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

New Italy, Witzig Gallery, Schaeffer House Museum, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Main Beach Yamba ©
Main Beach Yamba
New Italy ©
New Italy
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach

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Ballandean

Ballandean ©
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Anna's Candles, learn about winemaking at Casley Mount Hutton Winery, then view the masterpieces at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Girraween Estate Vineyard & Cellar Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Granite Ridge Wines - Cellar Door & Fergie's Hill Cottage, take an in-depth tour of Ottery Mine, then examine the collection at Emmaville Mining Museum, and finally examine the collection at Truffle Discovery Centre Stanthorpe.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Ballandean travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yamba to Ballandean in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Stanthorpe, Emmaville, Anna's Candles, Girraween Estate Winery and Cellar Door
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Casley Mount Hutton Winery ©
Casley Mount Hutton Winery
Ottery Mine ©
Ottery Mine
Emmaville Mining Museum ©
Emmaville Mining Museum

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