28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip builder

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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Ipswich
— 1 night
Drive
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Preston
— 1 night
Drive
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Caboolture
— 1 night
Drive
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Bribie Island
— 2 nights
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Moreton Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Holt Street, Brisbane, Train to Cleveland station, Bus to Emmett Drive at Toondah Harbour Ferry, Ferry to Dunwich
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North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights

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Brisbane

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to West End and Dalpura Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Maritime Museum and Victoria Bridge Abutment. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Queen Street Mall, catch a live event at Suncorp Stadium, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and take in the views from Story Bridge.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder app.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Ipswich.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ipswich

— 1 night
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll around Queens Park, then see the interesting displays at The Workshops Rail Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Catholic Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ipswich attractions planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Ipswich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Ipswich sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Preston.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Preston

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Preston Peak Winery Function Centre and then explore by horseback at Fordsdale horseback Adventures.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Preston trip site.

You can drive from Ipswich to Preston in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Caboolture.

Things to do in Preston

Trails · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Caboolture

— 1 night
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Caboolture Warplane Museum, explore the world behind art at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and then contemplate the long history of Caboolture Historical Village.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Caboolture holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Preston to Caboolture takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Preston in December since evenings lows in Caboolture dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Caboolture

Museums · Historic Sites

Bribie Island

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Woorim Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bongaree Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach and then kick back and relax at Sylvan Beach.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Bribie Island route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Caboolture to Bribie Island takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Bribie Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Moreton Island

— 1 night

Gem of the South

Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Tangalooma Wrecks, then step off the mainland to explore Moreton Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Moreton Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Travel from Bribie Island to Moreton Island in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

North Stradbroke Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach, make a trip to Amity Point Jetty, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery, then take some stellar pictures from North Gorge Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to North Stradbroke Island fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus from Moreton Island to North Stradbroke Island in 6 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Adelaide

— 5 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Crabtree Watervale Wines. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carrickalinga Beach and Blowhole Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Sevenhill (Jeanneret Wines & St Aloysius Church), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Clare (Sevenhill Cellars & Sussex Squire Wines). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Adelaide takes 23.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from North Stradbroke Island to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from North Stradbroke Island in January since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as National Wool Museum and The Gold Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Gallery of Ballarat and ACMI. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Convent Gallery (in Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Camp Cove and Clovelly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Bowral (Ten Thousand Paces & Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · 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.