15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, 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, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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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.
Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, and explore the world behind art at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace.

Before you visit Gold Coast, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Coffs Harbour Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, and then make a trip to The Clog Barn.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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.
On the 5th (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay planning site.

Fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in November, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Genuine Thai Massage & Beauty, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and then take a stroll through Hastings Street.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Noosa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Mooloolaba

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Noosa to Mooloolaba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a short side trip with Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Brisbane

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

Australia travel guide

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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.