26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Proserpine
— 4 nights
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Yeppoon
— 4 nights
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Caloundra
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
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Proserpine — 4 nights

Proserpine is a town and a locality in the Whitsunday Region, Queensland, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Proserpine: Finch Hatton (Forest Flying & Finch Hatton Gorge), Eungella (Eungella Dam, Broken River, &more) and Hydeaway Bay Beach (in Hydeaway Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of Crocodile Safari, take in the dramatic scenery at Cedar Creek Falls, look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, and admire the engineering at Peter Faust Dam.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Proserpine trip itinerary planning tool.

Melbourne to Proserpine is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Proserpine to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Yeppoon.
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Yeppoon — 4 nights

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Yeppoon to The Caves to see Capricorn Caves about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park, ponder the design of Keppel Kraken, take in the exciting artwork at Jet James Art Gallery, and go for a walk through Bluff Point Walking Track.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yeppoon trip builder website.

Drive from Proserpine to Yeppoon in 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Yeppoon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Caloundra.
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Caloundra — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to The Noosa Spa (in Noosaville), Aqua Fun Park (in Twin Waters) and Noosa (Noosa Safaris, Noosa Main Beach, &more).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Caloundra road trip website.

Fly from Yeppoon to Caloundra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yeppoon in December: highs in Caloundra hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Brisbane in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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