24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wahroonga
— 1 night
Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uralla
— 3 nights
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Drive to Armidale Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Lakes
— 2 nights
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Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Hamilton Island Airport, Drive to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wahroonga.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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Wahroonga

Wahroonga is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 22 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council and Hornsby Shire.HistoryWahroonga is an Aboriginal word meaning our home. On the 15th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and then admire the local landmark of Hornsby Water Clock.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wahroonga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Wahroonga takes an hour. In December in Wahroonga, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Wahroonga

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

2
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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Swim Australia, view the masterpieces at Port Stephens Community Art Centre, and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nelson Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wahroonga to Nelson Bay takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Uralla.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

3
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Uralla

Uralla is a town on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Uralla: Walcha (Tia Falls, Walcha's Open Air Gallery of sculptures and artworks, &more), Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve (in Yarrowyck) and Warrabah National Park (in Manilla). There's more to do: experience rural life at Sunhill Dairy Goats and explore the striking landscape at Thunderbolts Rocks.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uralla trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Uralla in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nelson Bay in December: highs in Uralla hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Uralla

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

3
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, don't miss a visit to Mount Tinbeerwah, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uralla to Noosa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Podie Pie, cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, then kick back and relax at Kings Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mooloolaba online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Mooloolaba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Maleny

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Maleny Cheese, then relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, then take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Ewen Maddock Dam, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, and then take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maleny trip planner.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Maleny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Maleny, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to North Lakes.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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North Lakes

Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a splash at Albany Creek Leisure Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kumbartcho Sanctuary & Nursery, and then explore the activities along Lake Samsonvale. On your second day here, let little ones run wild at Pelican Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eden, then appreciate the history behind A2submarine Replica, and finally stroll around Mungarra Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the North Lakes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to North Lakes takes an hour. In December in North Lakes, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in North Lakes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

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 30th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef, stop by Above & Below Photography Gallery, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Lakes to Airlie Beach. Traveling from North Lakes in December, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Hornsby travel guide

4.1
Kayaking & Canoeing · Room Escape Games · Fountains

Port Stephens travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wildlife Areas · Landmarks

Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.