4 days in Australia Itinerary

4 days in Australia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ipswich
— 1 night
Drive
5
Brisbane

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Sydney

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Melbourne

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Mooloolaba

— 1 night
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 8th (Fri): make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Mooloolaba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mooloolaba, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ipswich.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Nerima Gardens, stroll around Queens Park, then see the interesting displays at Qld MotorSport Museum, and finally laugh and play at River Heart Parklands.

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Drive from Mooloolaba to Ipswich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planner.

Drive from Ipswich to Brisbane in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

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.