22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— Few hours
2
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
3
Maleny
— 3 nights
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
5
Cairns
— 8 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Gold Coast on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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7
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Byron Bay (Craig Parry Photography, Cape Byron Lighthouse, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Discover how to plan a Gold Coast trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Gold Coast at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Maleny Cheese, hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, thenrelax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, thenget great views at McCarthy's Lookout, and finally trek along Obi Boardwalk. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, thenlearn about winemaking at Maleny Mountain Wines, thenrelax in the rural setting at The Big Pineapple, and finally admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maleny trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Maleny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Maleny, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kondalilla Falls, The Big Pineapple
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Maleny Dairies ©
Maleny Dairies

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route builder app.

You can drive from Maleny to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

8
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Cattana Wetlands, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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