11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nimbin
— 1 day
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 1 night
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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.
On the 12th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Dreamworld and then explore the galleries of Anthea Polson Art. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nimbin.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

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day
Nimbin

Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Nimbin Rocks, take in the dramatic scenery at Protestors Falls, then see human ingenuity at work at Rocky Creek Dam, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nimbin trip app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Nimbin in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Nimbin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Nimbin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): add some fun to your beach time Sundive Byron Bay, look for gifts at The Byron Bay Book Exchange, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip maker site.

Drive from Nimbin to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

1
night
Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and finally admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation planning website.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

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Gold Coast

Explore Gold Coast further: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, try out the rides at Infinity Attraction, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast itinerary planning app.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

1
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Watermelon Red, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Noosa tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.