15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Maleny
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Maleny
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 day
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Springwood Conservation Park, Gallery of Modern Art, City Hall, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, walk around Roma Street Parkland, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then stroll around South Bank Parklands, and finally catch a live performance at Brisbane Powerhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane holiday maker tool.

Adelaide to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Byron Bay

— 2 nights
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.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for little chillier nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gold Coast

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SkyPoint Observation Deck as well as Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and finally stroll through Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip site.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets and then explore the activities along Noosa River.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip maker site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point and then kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island route maker app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Maleny

— 2 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Maleny trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Maleny takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Maleny are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 1 day

Australia's New World City

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Newstead House and then explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.