43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Newcastle
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Maleny
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Sydney — 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Elysian Rock Lookout (in Leura) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney online vacation planner.

Bristol, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bristol to Sydney. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 6 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook), Dolphin Swim Australia (in Nelson Bay) and Pokolbin (Pierres Wines, Harkham Wines, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Binet, take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Merewether Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle trip maker website.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 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.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Newcastle to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newcastle in April, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 5 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maleny.
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Maleny — 5 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, &more), Fishermans Road Market (in Diddillibah) and Glass House Mountains Lookout (in Beerburrum). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take some stellar pictures from Balmoral Lookout, admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maleny travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stumers Creek (in Coolum Beach), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Kings Beach, &more). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, play a few rounds at Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course, and awaken your taste buds at Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Jetty, Palm Cove Beach, &more) and Port Douglas (Horseback Riding Tours, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more). Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Flying Foxes.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip site.

You can fly from Noosa to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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Sunshine Coast travel guide

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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.
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