18 days in Australia & Nadi Itinerary

18 days in Australia & Nadi Itinerary

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Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
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Noosa, Australia
— 4 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 8 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and finally experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast route planning site.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Noosa.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Noosa, Australia — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Home & Her (in Montville), Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brisbane.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout. Keep things going the next day: walk around South Bank Parklands and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Brisbane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nadi.
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Nadi, Fiji — 8 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nadi: Sigatoka (Off-Road Cave Safari, Tavuni Hill Fort, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, make a trip to Fiji Culture Village, and take in the natural beauty of Tifajek Mud Pool & Hot Spring.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nadi trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Nadi takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Nadi is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in Nadi hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Fishing Charters & Tours
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.
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