10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Noosa
Drive:  2​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane route planner .

Noosa to Brisbane is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and make a trip to Hastings Street.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

1
night
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 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planning site .

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay journey planning site .

Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©

1
night
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 6th (Mon): make a trip to The Clog Barn and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Shoal Bay.
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Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shoal Bay travel planner.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Shoal Bay in 4.5 hours. In January in Shoal Bay, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gan Gan Lookout
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

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