15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Melbourne

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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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.