59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
2
Brisbane
— 49 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally browse the exhibits of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner .

Brisbane to Airlie Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

49
nights
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 a sense of the local culture at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Popular historic sites such as Caboolture Historical Village and St. John's Anglican Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Sirromet Wines (in Mount Cotton), Maleny (Maleny Dairies, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, & more) and Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Ravensbourne National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Kings Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in January, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Ipswich, Mooloolaba, Caboolture, Maleny
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Mar 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Springbrook National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast attractions tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lake Birrabeen and Eli Creek.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. March in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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